Ex-Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed rejects Bangladesh bowling coach offer

Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed rejected Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) proposal to take up the position of the national team’s bowling coach on Monday.

IANS, Jun, 07 2016

Dhaka: Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed rejected Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) proposal to take up the position of the national team’s bowling coach on Monday.

Javed has informed the BCB of his decision via email, reports bdnews24.com.

Aaqib Javed declines to be BCB's bowling coach. Getty images

Aaqib Javed declines to be BCB's bowling coach. Getty images

BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan has confirmed it and said they will now take steps as per their backup plan.

"Aaqib has informed us that he is not going to come. We are not too worried about it. He was not our only option. We also have plans B, C, etc. We will now hold talks with the others," Akram said.

Akram, however, did not name any favourite among the other choices.

"The truth is that the job becomes difficult for both sides if we name (a favourite). You will know as soon as we finalise something."

Former Zimbabwe all-rounder Heath Streak, who had held the post since May 2014, communicated that he was not extending his contract with the BCB via email towards the end of last month.

Akram had earlier said they had set their sights on four bowlers - Sri Lanka's Champaka Ramanayake and Chaminda Vaas, Javed and India's Venkatesh Prasad.

On Sunday, BCB President Nazmul Hassan said they sent a proposal to the 43-year-old Pakistani, who ended a successful term at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April.

Published Date: Jun 07, 2016 | Updated Date: Jun 07, 2016



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