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Aaqib Javed named UAE national coach

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed that Aaqib Javed has been appointed as the coach for the UAE National Team

Aaqib Javed named UAE national coach - Cricket News
Aaqib Javed during training with the Pakistan squad
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed that Aaqib Javed has been appointed as the coach for the UAE National Team.

ECB officials stated that they were delighted at Aaqib's acceptance of their offer. He is one of the highest profile coaches to be signed by ECB. He has played with distinction for Pakistan and performed most commendably as bowling coach. His contribution to Pakistan cricket has been most invaluable.

All his performance statistics are public knowledge and his work as bowling coach in recent years has been evident with the plethora of high talent emerging to represent Pakistan at the highest level. His achievements with the U15 and U19 are also well documented. The coach plays a lead role in motivating the squad, strategizing tactics, attending to training and fitness drills. The ECB no doubt hopes that Aaqib will assist the UAE to regaining its past glory.

Aaqib is presently visiting the UAE to see the squad in action for the one-dayers versus Scotland on 7 and 9 March as well as assume a handover from the outgoing coach, Kabir Khan. He shall takeover full time responsibility from 1 April and is expected to play a lead role in training the UAE squad for the upcoming I Cup tour of the Netherlands in July and the ACC Elite Cup in October. Aaqib shall also take a lead role in grooming talent to represent UAE in the future. ECB is focused on developing its youth and its bench strength.

Aaqib stated "I am totally committed to grooming the UAE squad. We have an upcoming tour to Netherlands in July and then the ACC tournament in October. There are several other tournaments being planned including a tour to Pakistan later in the year.

"I shall dedicate myself to producing results and nurturing the talent in the UAE. I shall work closely with the ECB management to strategize the planning process to groom talent and for the creation of a high class squad which will be second to none."

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