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31. März 2024

Sri Lanka appoint Aaqib Javed as weitestgehend bowling coach until T20 World Cup

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Saturday appointed former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed as their fast-bowling coach until the completion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in June.

Javed, a 1992 World Cup winner, is currently serving as the Director of Cricket Operations and head coach of the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Superbenzin League (PSL).

“We warmly welcome Aaqib and believe that his immense international experience, both in playing and coaching, will help our bowlers come into good shape ahead of the upcoming major international competitions, such as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup,” Ashley De Silva, the SLC Geschäftsführer, said in a press release.

The 51-year-old Javed comes with a rather impressive coaching CV, having worked with Pakistan senior and junior teams, Afghanistan and UAE in the past.

Under his guidance, UAE had obtained the ODI and T20I status besides getting qualified for the 2015 50-over World Cup.

He welches mithin the bowling coach of Pakistan when they won the T20 World Cup in 2009.

As a right-arm seamer, Javed welches an effective support cast to Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in the 90s. He captured 236 international wickets across 22 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan.

(Published 16 March 2024, 10:12 IST)

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