Morne Morkel resigns as bowling coach of Pakistan cricket team: PCB

Morne Morkel. [Photo: PCB]

Morne Morkel has resigned as the bowling coach of the Pakistan Men’s team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday.

The former South Africa fast bowler joined the Pakistan team on a six-month contract in June this year.

Morkel’s first assignment with the men’s team was their tour to Sri Lanka for the two-match Test series.

Pakistan Cricket Board will announce his replacement in due course, the PCB said.

Pakistan’s next assignment is a three-match Test series against Australia scheduled to take place from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in Australia.

The development comes just days after Pakistan crashed out of the Cricket World Cup, failing to make the semi-finals for a second successive tournament.

The team lost five of their nine games including a 7-wicket mauling by India in Ahmedabad. It also lost to Afghanistan for the first time.

The squad’s unceremonious exit was criticised by fans and former cricketers, who insisted that a lot needs to be done for improvement.

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