Pakistan’s cricket team’s bowling coach Morne Morkel has resigned on Monday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed. The former Proteas bowler joined the Pakistan cricket team for a six-month contract in June this year, with his first assignment being the tour to Sri Lanka for a two-match test series.

PCB will soon announce a replacement for Morkel. The next assignment will be the three-match test series against Australia starting from December 14, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

The resignation has followed a dismal performance by the national team in the ongoing World Cup in India. Pakistan lost five out of a total of nine matches, failing to make it to the semi-finals. The bowling attack, missing spearhead Naseem Shah, has come under fire for its poor performance.