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Former Cricketer Junaid Khan Takes Helm as Pakistan U-19 Bowling Coach

Former fast bowler Junaid Khan has been named the bowling coach for the Pakistan U-19 cricket team, succeeding Rehan Riaz.

The 34-year-old’s initial task will be to prepare the U-19 team for the upcoming World Cup scheduled to take place in South Africa starting January 19.

Junaid Khan, who represented Pakistan in 22 Tests, 76 ODIs, and 9 T20Is from 2011 to 2019, brings his experience to the coaching role. The appointment aligns with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s efforts to enhance coaching expertise at the youth level.

In a related development, legendary cricketer Mohammad Yousuf was appointed as the head coach of the national U-19 team by the PCB last month.

Yousuf expressed gratitude to PCB management committee chairman Zaka Ashraf for entrusting him with the role and pledged to leverage his experience working with senior teams to nurture young talent and help them ascend to the international stage.

Arif Hasan Resigns As President Of Pakistan Olympics Association

Meanwhile, Arif Hasan, the President of the Pakistan Olympics Association (POA), tendered his resignation from his esteemed post.

This decision, as conveyed by Hasan himself, was not made lightly but was driven by health concerns, prompting his departure from the significant leadership role.


In his statement, Hasan acknowledged the gravity of the decision, emphasizing that relinquishing the presidency was a matter of personal honor.

Leading the Pakistan Olympics Association is undoubtedly a position of prestige and responsibility, making the decision to step down a weighty one for Hasan.

Arif Hasan’s tenure as the head of the POA has likely been marked by various challenges and triumphs in the realm of sports administration.

While the details of his contributions and legacy in the role were not explicitly stated in the brief announcement, his departure signals a shift in leadership within the organization.

The presidency of a national Olympic association is a crucial role, involving oversight of the country’s participation in international sporting events, collaboration with various sports federations, and the promotion of sports at the national level.

Hasan’s resignation opens the door to new leadership, raising questions about the future direction and priorities of the Pakistan Olympics Association.

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