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Former Pakistan bowler and coach Waqar Younis had to suffer a huge financial loss after resigning from his position as the coach for Pakistan team after T20 World Cup in April.
The 44-year old was roped in on a two year contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2014 but the fast bowler has decided to resign ahead of the board releasing him from the contract. Sources confirmed that the board is keen to release Waqar after poor showing in Asia Cup as well as T20 World Cup as they are not interested in renewing his contract before the expiry in June ahead of the England tour.
“Waqar was told in clear terms that this would mean he would be able to claim three months salary i.e. USD 45,000 as compensation as his contract was not due to end until June, by which time the Pakistan squad would have left for England,” a source said.
“But the former fast bowling great insisted on announcing his resignation and went down and told the media he had stepped down as head coach,” the source added.
However, since the 44-year old decided to step down from his role on his own, the player could not be given the compensation as he would get the compensation only when Pakistan Cricket Board decides to sack him ahead of his contract time.
The matters became more worse when his confidential reports over team performances in Asia Cup and T20 World Cup were leaked in the media, confirmed the source.
“It upset Waqar a lot and even though he was advised to remain cool and settle the matter by allowing the Board to release him and pay him three months compensation, the former pacer disagreed,” the source said.
The board were keen to terminate Waqar’s contract and pay him the compensation as they were planning to get a new coach ahead of England tour. They have also heard few complaints against Waqar as he failed to get along with some of the players in the team. The same source has also confirmed that Waqar wanted Kamran Akmal in place of Safaraz Ahmed but the national selectors have decided to turn down his request.