Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has resigned as Pakistan’s fast-bowling coach, just a month before his six-month contract was set to expire. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Morkel’s resignation on Monday, stating that a replacement would be named “in due course.”
Morkel joined the Pakistan national team in June of this year, bringing his wealth of experience and expertise to the team’s pace attack. His first assignment was a two-Test series against Sri Lanka, which Pakistan won 2-0. However, Pakistan’s performance in the recent ODI World Cup was disappointing, as they failed to qualify for the knockout stages.
The PCB did not provide any specific reasons for Morkel’s resignation, but it is understood that he may have been facing scheduling conflicts with his commitments to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the South African League (SA20).
Pakistan’s next assignment is a three-Test series against Australia, which is scheduled to start on December 14 in Australia.