UAE April 27, 2008

Drakes takes charge of UAE

Former West Indies allrounder Vasbert Drakes has been appointed as the new coach of the UAE cricket team.

Former West Indies allrounder Vasbert Drakes has been appointed as the new coach of the UAE cricket team.

"Drakes will replace Kabir Khan as the next coach,” said Mazhar Khan, the administrator of the Emirates Cricket Board. "Drakes will take charge of the team from May 10. He has been very successful as a coach after his playing days.”

Drakes, 38, will have a month to get the side ready before the Asia Cup in June.

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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  • dipayan on May 1, 2008, 18:41 GMT

    i think drakes does not have the capacity to coach UAE

  • Harun on April 30, 2008, 10:27 GMT

    He has to work very hard for the UAE team to get better.

  • Rahul Rasam on April 29, 2008, 11:06 GMT

    I think the ECB has taken a good decision.Drakes has the skill and experience to train the team.

  • dipayan on May 1, 2008, 18:41 GMT

    i think drakes does not have the capacity to coach UAE

  • Harun on April 30, 2008, 10:27 GMT

    He has to work very hard for the UAE team to get better.

  • Rahul Rasam on April 29, 2008, 11:06 GMT

    I think the ECB has taken a good decision.Drakes has the skill and experience to train the team.

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  • Rahul Rasam on April 29, 2008, 11:06 GMT

    I think the ECB has taken a good decision.Drakes has the skill and experience to train the team.

  • Harun on April 30, 2008, 10:27 GMT

    He has to work very hard for the UAE team to get better.

  • dipayan on May 1, 2008, 18:41 GMT

    i think drakes does not have the capacity to coach UAE