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Aqib Javed join Lahore Qalanders left job as UAE coach

Former coach of Pakistan and famous fast bowler Aaqib Jawed has resigned from his job as United Arab Emirates coach.

It is reported that fast bowler Aaqib Jawed has joined Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars as cricket director. Lahore Qalenders was the only team which was failed to make a spot in the play-offs as they finished last on the table in the inaugural edition of the PSL.

The former Right-arm medium-fast bowler was one of the favorite to replace Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis, who resigned after a bad performance in the Asia Cup and ICC World T20.

I am looking ahead to bigger goals now as I have done everything – being at no. 2 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 consider being a head coach of a full Test-playing nation.

Nevertheless, the 43-year-old refused to apply for the position claiming that the selection committee for the coach of the Pakistan cricket team, which is comprised of former greats Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja, has already made up their mind to hire a foreign coach for the national team.