Former paceman Javed quits as coach of UAE


Former Pakistan paceman Aaqib Javed has resigned as head coach of UAE, having been in the role since 2012 when he replaced Kabir Khan.

The 1992 World Cup winner led the Associate side to the first round of the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh, their first major tournament since taking part in the 1996 World Cup.

The UAE also played in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand while they gained T20I and ODI status during Javed's stint as coach.

Javed told ESPNcricinfo: "I have decided to resign from the UAE job and go back to Pakistan. I think I have done great with the team and now I don't see anything left for me to do.

"They have the ODI status, played cricket at the highest level against big teams, and now it's just a repetition and I don't want to do it again.

"In an Associate country like UAE, you do at a certain level and when you achieve every goal, then you start losing interest and there is no motivation left. So I decided to move on and try something different."

Although he has not as yet signed anything, reports indicate that Javed could be in line to take up the role of director of cricket operations at Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.

However, the former right-arm fast bowler says he is now ready to coach a full-member Test playing nation.

Javed said: "I am looking ahead to bigger goals now as I have done everything – being at number two in the command, and recently coaching UAE – so why not go beyond that.

"Something that kept me motivated when I joined UAE was that I knew I had to work hard to gather a broken team and get them to stand on their feet, so that was a new experience and I loved doing that.

"So now I don't want to take up the old job and do the same things again. I am thinking beyond that and if I am offered [the role], I will definitely consider being a head coach of a full Test-playing nation."