The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received a major setback in their quest to find the next coach for the Pakistan Under-19 cricket team as Younis Khan declines their offer.
It is understood that Younis Khan rejected the offer after PCB refused to accept his demand of being appointed as the chief selector simultaneously.
A source close to PCB claimed that PCB were impressed with the work Rahul Dravid has been doing for India and Pakistan wanted to follow the same model.
The idea was to have a high-profile cricketer work with the junior players on long-term basis instead of the old practice of having lesser known names attached to the Pakistan under-19 side.
Younis Khan wanted complete freedom and deliver results, which was unacceptable to PCB as it wanted involvement on some level. The board also came to the conclusion that making Younis the chief selector and coach would have resulted in a conflict of interest.
At the moment, it appears that Younis will not be working for the PCB as he has made it clear he wants total independence to work and get results with the junior team.