Aaqib Javed back as Pakistan bowling coach

Aaqib Javed has previously enjoyed stints as Pakistan’s bowling coach as well as the team’s assistant coach under Waqar Younis, before he was removed ahead of the tour of Zimbabwe earlier this year Getty Images

Lahore: Dec 28, 2011

Former fast-bowler Aaqib Javed has made a return to the national team s coaching staff with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointing him as the bowling coach for the series against England that starts in the UAE next month.

Aaqib has previously enjoyed stints as Pakistan s bowling coach as well as the team s assistant coach under Waqar Younis, before he was removed ahead of the tour of Zimbabwe earlier this year.

He has also been involved in other coaching roles within Pakistan cricket for almost a decade now, having started at the Lahore Regional Academy, followed by stints as coach of the under-19 team, as well as the head coach at the National Cricket Academy.

He had been with the national team since 2009 and is also in the running to take over the role of the bowling coach on a permanent basis as the PCB s coach-hunt committee is believed to be interested in hiring home-grown batting and bowling coaches.

The former fast-bowler will be part of a nine-man support staff for the series, along with Mohsin Khan who will continue as interim coach. Naveed Akram Cheema has been retained as team manager, while former batsman Ijaz Ahmed will serve as fielding coach. Colonel (retired) Waseem Ahmed will be the team s security manager.

Pakistan will play three Tests, four One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s against England on the tour that begins on January 17. (Agencies)