The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to appoint former Test all-rounder Yasir Arafat as the high-performance coach of the Pakistan T20 team.

Former cricketer Yasir Arafat will be appointed in place of Australian coach Simon Helmot after the Test series against Australia.

According to Geo sources, Yasir Arafat has been appointed on the recommendation of director Mohammad Hafeez, who was initially appointed as the bowling coach of Pakistan U-19 in South Africa.

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Yasir Arafat has reached Islamabad from London and will go to Auckland with the T20 team on January 3. Yasir Arafat has played club cricket in New Zealand.