Former Pakistan fast bowler, Aaqib Javed have reportedly turned down the offer from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the vacant bowling coach role.
The 43-year old was approached by the board as former Zimbabwe player, Heath Streak has not renewed his contract which was signed in May 2014 for a period of 2 years.
Heath Streak has shaped the Bangladeshi pace attack into a world class bowling unit for the years to come before leaving his post and Aaqib Javed was considered favorite to replace him until today before Javed declined the offer.
Javed is currently working with Lahore Qalandars, the Pakistan Super League franchise, as the director of their cricket operations and doesn’t want to get distracted from it. However, he said he would be interested in consulting rather than a full-time role.
“I have recently joined Lahore Qalandars and started working from last Friday only, so it’s not possible for me to take any other job,” Javed was quoted saying byESPNCricinfo on Monday (June 6). “But I may be open for a short-term coaching consultant job after the second edition of PSL, not as full-time [coach].”
Javed has earlier worked as the head coach for UAE until April this year and has seen the side qualify for the 2014 ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2014 ICC World Twenty20, 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as well as 2016 ACC Asia Cup very recently in his 2 years tenure.
With Javed letting down the offer, the Bangladesh Cricket Board is busy in seeking new candidates for the vacant bowling coach role.