PCB Prohibits Former Players-Turned-Coaches From Running Private YouTube Channels: Report
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PCB Prohibits Former Players-Turned-Coaches From Running Private YouTube Channels: Report

Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf. Credit: Getty Images

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly asked former Pakistan players who are associated with the board as coaches to stop running their private YouTube channels.

Earlier this month, the PCB, in a bid to improve the domestic structure, appointed a number of former Pakistan cricketers as coaches. The panel of the newly-appointed coaches includes Mohammad Yousuf, who has been appointed as the batting coach of PCB’s National High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore.

Joining Yousuf at the NHPC is former wicketkeeper Atiq-uz-Zaman and tear away fast bowler Mohammad Zahid. Atiq has played a Test, three ODIs and 69 first-class matches, while Zahid has featured in five Tests, 11 ODIs and 43 first-class matches before a back injury cut short his promising career.

Abdul Razzaq
Abdul Razzaq has been appointed as a coach too. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

PCB also confirmed 36 coaches for the six Cricket Associations, which will feature in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, National T20 Cup, Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament and the National U19 cricket tournament for the 2020-21 domestic season.

Former players added to the panel include Abdul Razzaq (46 Tests, 265 ODIs and 32 T20Is), Aizaz Cheema (seven Tests 14 ODIs and five T20Is), Basit Ali (19 Tests and 50 ODIs), Faisal Iqbal (26 Tests, 18 ODIs), Ghulam Ali (three ODIs and 167 first-class matches), Humayun Farhat (one Test and five ODIs), Irfan Fazil (one Test, one ODI) and Zafar Iqbal (eight ODIs).

Besides these international cricketers, other former first-class players will also make their coaching debuts. They are Aftab Khan, Aslam Qureshi, Fahad Masood, Habib Baloch, Hafiz Majid Jahangir, Hanif Malik, and Mohammad Sadiq.

No private YouTube channel:

Soon after appointing the coaches, the PCB has shared certain guidelines for them . As per reports in Pak Passion, these coaches will be prohibited from running their private Youtube Channels.

A number of former Pakistan cricketers run private YouTube channels and have a big following. The likes of Shoaib Akhtar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad, Saqlain Mushtaq are some of the big names among several former Pakistan players who are running private YouTube channels.

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