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Sri Lanka appoint former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed as fast-bowling coach

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Sri Lanka Cricket

(SLC) on Saturday announced appointment of former

Pakistan

pacer

Aaqib Javed

as the fast-bowling coach of its men’s team.
In an official statement, SLC said, “Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed as the national team’s ‘fast bowling coach.’ He will work with the national team until the completion of the ICC Men’s

T20 World Cup

, which is scheduled to be held in the West Indies and USA during June 2024.”
Currently, Aaqib holds the position of director of cricket operations and head coach at Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.

He will promptly join in his new role with Sri Lanka Cricket.

“We warmly welcome Aaqib and believe that his immense international experience, both in playing and coaching, will help our bowlers come into good shape ahead of the upcoming major international competitions, such as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” said Ashley De Silva, CEO, Sri Lanka Cricket.
Aaqib boasts a distinguished international career, having played 163 ODIs and 22 Test matches for Pakistan, securing a total of 236 international wickets. As a pivotal member of Pakistan’s triumphant 1992 World Cup squad, Javed has contributed extensively to various national teams in coaching roles.

His coaching experience spans diverse assignments, including serving as the bowling coach for the Pakistan national team, coaching the UAE national team and working in a developmental capacity with the Afghanistan national team.
Under his guidance, the UAE team achieved ODI and T20I status, qualified for the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in 2015 and contested in the qualifiers for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2014.
Furthermore, Aaqib led the Pakistan U19 team to victory in the 2004 World Cup and served as the bowling coach during Pakistan's triumph in the 2009 T20 World Cup held in England.
(With IANS inputs)

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