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Aaqib Javed appointed Chief Coach at NCA
by Pakistan Cricket Board


Player:Aaqib Javed

DateLine: 3rd January 2007

 

Media Release - 03 January 2007

 

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former Test cricketer Aaqib Javed as Chief Coach at National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore. Aaqib brings to this position vast experience as an international cricketer and as a professional cricket coach.

 

Cricketing Experience
Aaqib Javed had an excellent international cricket career spanning over a decade from 1988-1998. After his One-Day International (ODI) debut against the West Indies at Adelaide on December 10, 1988, Aaqib featured for the Pakistan National Team in 22 Test Matches and 163 ODI Matches capturing 54 Test wickets and 182 ODI wickets respectively. He was part of Pakistan's victorious 1992 World Cup winning team in Australia in which he spearheaded Pakistan's bowling attack alongside Wasim Akram. Aaqib, at one time, also held the world record for best bowling figures by an international cricketer in ODIs when he produced figures of 7/37 against India at Sharjah in 1991, in the process achieving the rare feat of a hat-trick. He was an exceptional fast bowler with a high-arm action who was skilled at bowling both natural and reverse swing.

 

Background, Achievements and Strengths as a Coach
Aaqib Javed has completed PCB Level-2 Coaching Course (2003) and has participated in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) High Performance Course (2004). He has also attended the Cricket Australia/ACC Cricket Skills course for fast bowling and batting, held at Bangkok (2004-05).

 

As a fast bowling coach, Aaqib has successfully completed assignments as Fast Bowling Coach at Lahore Regional Academy at Sheikhupura (2001), Head Coach of Lahore Region at Muridke (2002) and Chief & Fast Bowling Coach at NCA (2004-05).

 

Aaqib Javed has worked with international players Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Khalil, Mohammad Irshad and Samiullah Niazi as well as a lot of other young fast bowlers.

 

Aaqib has also effectively coached the Pakistan Under-15, the Pakistan Under-19 and Pakistan A Teams. During his tenure as Coach, Pakistan won the Under-15 Asian Championship in 2002 and the Under-19 World Cup in 2004. He also proved to be a successful coach with the Pakistan A Team.

 

The coaching structure at NCA would be strengthened by Aaqib Javed's appointment. He would work with young cricketers and improve the techniques and skills of junior level players and prepare them for international level.

 

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