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Aaqib returns as Pakistan’s bowling coach

Former fast bowler Aaqib Javed has returned as the national team’s bowling coach for the series against England in the UAE that starts in January.
Aaqib will be part of a nine-man support staff for the series. He has been involved in coaching within Pakistan for almost a decade now, having started at the Lahore Regional Academy and then had stints as Pakistan Under-19 coach and head coach at the National Cricket Academy. He was with the national team on and off since 2009, first as bowling coach and then as assistant coach, before he was removed from that position ahead of Pakistan’s tour of Zimbabwe earlier in the year.
According to Cricinfo, Aaqib was part of the coaching staff when Intikhab Alam was Pakistan’s tour manager, and both were replaced prior to the tour of Zimbabwe. He is in contention to take the role of bowling coach on a full-time basis, as the PCB’s search committee is believed to be interested in hiring home-grown batting and bowling coaches.
Ijaz Ahmed, the former Pakistan batsman, has been named fielding coach for the series against England while Mohsin Khan will continue as the interim head coach.
Aqib a member of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup winning team was sacked by PCB after West Indies trip. Except for Col (Retd) Naushad Ali, PCB retained the rest of management which was named for the series against Sri Lanka in UAE and against Bangladesh in Bangladesh.
The PCB kept Mohsin Khan as interim coach for next month’s series against England as the search continues to find a permanent replacement for Waqar Younis.
Khan, 56, was appointed after Waqar quit on health grounds in September, and later helped Pakistan win a clean sweep over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
“Khan will be the coach for the series against England next month,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
Pakistan plays three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s against England in the United Arab Emirates between January 17 and February 27.
Pakistan team management: Naveed Akram Cheema (Manager), Mohsin Hasan Khan (Chief Coach), Ijaz Ahmed (Fielding Coach), Aqib Javed (Bowling coach), Saboor Ahmed (Trainer), Faisal Hayat (Physiotherapist), Col. (retd) Waseem Ahmed (Security cum Assistant Manager), Umar Farooq (Analyst).

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