The PCB has said it will try to retain Aaqib Javed in the national team's support staff though he has been shortlisted for the job of UAE coach. Javed's contract with the PCB as Pakistan's bowling coach ends on February 29.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Javed wants to move on from the Pakistan role because of the heftier salary offered by UAE and to give his children more opportunities. Incidentally, the current UAE coach, former Pakistan fast bowler Kabir Khan, wants to shift out of the UAE as he said he was unable to find a suitable school for his children.
There has been no official word from Aaqib, but the PCB wants to extend his contract as a specialist bowling coach with the three-man coaching panel likely to be headed by Dav Whatmore. "His name was recommended by the coach committee as a bowling coach for the Pakistan cricket team," the PCB Chairman, Zaka Ashraf, told ESPNcricinfo. "Though his contract finishes at the end of the England series, we are all set to extend his contract and offer him a long-term role as bowling coach.