Aaqib lashes out at PCB for going back on their ‘promise’


Former fast bowler Aaqib Javed has ruled himself out for the post of head coach just days after being the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) top target.

Javed, who had earlier shown an interest in taking the job, said he was approached by the PCB last week but was disappointed by the board’s decision to openly advertise for a successor to Waqar Younis.

The 43-year-old will instead remain with the UAE and said that he ruled himself out because of the PCB’s insistence that it wanted a foreign coach.

“I’m still the UAE head coach and am not going anywhere,” Javed was quoted as saying by Sport360.

“I’m not leaving. I’m not even applying for the Pakistan job because the speculation is they are going for a foreign coach.”

According to Javed, PCB had given him their word but have had change of heart since.

“Due to pressure or whatever, it has changed. So I don’t want to give my expertise to people who don’t hold their promises,” Javed added.

“All of a sudden they are going through a different process. Why didn’t they tell me this before?”

Javed, a member of the 1992 World Cup winning team, played 22 Tests and 163 ODIs for Pakistan between 1988 and 1998, had also served Pakistan cricket as assistant and bowling coach for three and a half years.

He has been head coach of the UAE since 2012.