Poor health may not be the reason for Waqar Younis stepping down as Pakistan’s cricket coach as speculation is rife that his exit was the result of a fallout with former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt.
Although the former Test captain said he was resigning for personal and health reasons, there are now media reports emerging that perhaps Waqar might have also rubbed Butt the wrong way.
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Media reports claim that Waqar decided to resign after being snubbed by Butt over the issue of the role of the coach in selection matters.
“The rumours are that Waqar wanted the board to give a clear cut policy on the role of the coach in selection matters and he obviously wanted more say in such matters.
“At one point he told some board officials who were close to the outgoing Chairman that if he (Waqar) didn’t get powers he would rather resign as coach,” a report said.Apparently after Waqar’s words were conveyed to Butt, the former board Chairman lost his cool and sent a message to him that if he was not happy with his role and he should resign immediately.