Former pacer Aaqib Javed rejects Pakistan coach role


Former pace bowler Aaqib Javed has denied running for the post of Pakistan’s head coach and said that the selection committee is biased, so won’t be submitting his application.

Javed, who is currenty coach of the United Arab Emirates had expressed his willingness when PCB had approached him last week, but pulled out after the board’s inclination towards hiring a foreign coach.

“I’m still the UAE head coach and am not going anywhere. I’m not leaving. I’m not even applying for the Pakistan job because the speculation is they are going for a foreign coach,” Javed told Sport360.

Javed was also angered by the PCB’s decision to openly advertise for a successor to former coach Waqar Younis, despite his willingness to take up the role. An advert for the role has been posted under the title ‘career opportunity’ on the PCB’s official website.

The former fast bowler accused the PCB of dishonouring the promise it had given him.

“I got disappointed when people approach you and tell you this is the process. Due to pressure or whatever, it has changed. So I don’t want to give my expertise to people who don’t hold their promises,” Javed fumed.

“All of a sudden they are going through a different process. Why didn’t they tell me this before?”

Javed was a member of the star-studded Pakistan team that won the 1992 World Cup. He played 22 Tests and 163 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for Pakistan between 1988 and 1998. He had also served as assistant and bowling coach of the Pakistan team for three and a half years.

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