Bangladesh chase Javed for coaching role


The Bangladesh Cricket Board have offered former Pakistan quick Aaqib Javed the role of bowling coach, according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan.

Former bowling coach Heath Streak left the post after his contract expired at the end of May, and the BCB is keen to get his replacement on board as soon as possible.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Hassan said: "We have contacted Aaqib Javed. Our CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told me we will get a 'yes' or 'no' answer by the day after tomorrow. We are also discussing if we can talk about the alternatives."

Javed featured in 22 tests and 163 ODIs, and was a part of the 1992 World Cup winning Pakistan team.

The former opening bowler has been a bowling coach for both Pakistan as well as helping out with the development of the Afghanistan national team.

Javed was head coach and bowling coach of the UAE, leading them to qualification for the World Cup in 2015 before leaving the role in April.

The BCB are rumoured to have made contact with three other candidates.

Bangladesh do not have any confirmed fixtures until December when they are scheduled to tour New Zealand but will be keen to finalise their coaching team as soon as possible, with the BCB also looking to extend head coach Chandika Hathurusingha's contract.