The Pakistan Cricket Board has given cricket great Waqar Younis a second shot as coach of the national team.

Younis was the coach for 18 months until after leading the team to the 2011 World Cup semi-finals. He resigned for personal reasons.

Last month, the PCB began advertising coaching jobs for the national team, and a three-man committee including chief selector Moin Khan recommended Younis on Tuesday.

The PCB says in a statement that he was endorsed by chairman Najam Sethi.

Younis will join the team after his commitments in the Indian Premier League.

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