Waqar younis to miss 2nd test match due to family obligations
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that bowling Coach Waqar Younis will miss the second Test against New Zealand on account of family obligations.
Waqar will return to Pakistan after the first Test against New Zealand to meet his family. He has not met them since June.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made the announcement in its statement on Tuesday.
“Waqar Younis had requested the team management to be granted leave so that he can spend additional time with his immediate family, which will be in Lahore before returning to Sydney, Australia on January 17,” the release read. “Waqar will rejoin the side in time for the series against South Africa, which starts with the first Test in Karachi on January 26.”
Also, Pakistan team manager Mansoor Rana said had Younis returned to Pakistan with the side after the second Test, he would have only gotten a week with his family.
“For all of us, families always come first and we have in the past made similar exemptions so that our team members are able to achieve the correct work-life balance,” said Rana.
The Pakistan cricket team is in New Zealand since last month where they were placed under a 14-day quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Test series will start from December 26 with the first Test scheduled to take place at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand.
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