The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is looking to rope in former Pakistan quick Aaqib Javed as Bangladesh’s bowling coach. The right-arm-fast, who had the ability to swing the ball both ways, was an integral part of Pakistan’s bowling attack from 1988-98.
The BCB President Nazmul Hasan confirmed that the board is in talks with Javed, as reported by cricket news website on Sunday.
Hasan said, “Our CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed us that we will get an answer from him ─ yes or no ─ by day after tomorrow (Tuesday). We are also discussing if we can talk about the alternatives.”
Javed made his international debut for Pakistan in an One-Day International (ODI) against West Indies at Adelaide in 1988. Two months later, in February 1989, he donned Pakistan’s Test cap, aged 16 only.
He was a crucial part of the Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup successful campaign under the legendary Imran Khan, as he opened bowling due to the absence of the injured Waqar Younis.
In his decade-long career, Javed bagged 54 Tests and 182 ODI wickets in 22 and 163 matches respectively.
Under his tutelage, Pakistan Under-19 became world champions in 2004.
Javed also worked as a bowling coach with the national side till 2012 — when he resigned to become United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) bowling and head coach.
The 43-year-old was in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board to become the national side’s head coach following Waqar Younis’ resignation after Pakistan’s poor run in the Asia Cup T20 and the ICC World T20 earlier this year.
Javed, who stepped down as UAE’s coach in April this year, is associated with Lahore Qalandars as Director Operations.