UAE April 18, 2008

UAE coach stands down

Kabir Khan, the coach of the UAE cricket team, has stepped down to strengthen his coaching skills in Scotland.

Kabir Khan, the coach of the UAE cricket team, has stepped down to strengthen his coaching skills in Scotland.

"I have an opportunity to attend a Level-4 coaching course in Glasgow. The course is set to commence from May 1 and so I have asked the Emirates Cricket Board to relieve me of my duties."

"It was a great experience coaching the UAE team as it was my first assignment as a national team coach. There is lots of talent here but they can be a strong side if the cricket board can bring about some changes to their approach to the team."

"It is very important that the team is selected much ahead of an international tournament. The ECB officials should also try and provide basic facilities to the players like compensating them for the leave they take from their jobs."

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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