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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