Amjad Javed to captain UAE in 50-over matches against England Lions come December

Emirates airline cargo loader given responsibility as national team seek to arrest their recent poor form, writes Paul Radley.

Amjad Javed will hope to get UAE back to winning ways when they face England Lions next month. AM Ahad / AP Photo
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DUBAI // Amjad Javed will lead the UAE in three 50-over matches against the England Lions in Dubai.

The Emirates airline cargo loader will captain the side against England’s second string, as the national team seek to arrest their recent poor form.

The three 50-over games will be played at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday, December 1, Saturday, December 3 and Monday, December 5, starting at 10am. Admission is free.

Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board chief selector said; “This series is an important component of our team’s preparations ahead of a very busy 2017 calendar.

“Only by competing against full professional sides can we collectively, including our players and our performance team, analyse and implement effective practices.

“We are very pleased with the continued support the England and Wales Cricket Board provide us, and our men’s team, through such opportunities.”

UAE squad to face England A Amjad Javed (captain), Ahmed Raza, Atif Ali Khan, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabbir, Imran Haider, Mohammed Shahzad, Mohammed Usman, Mohammed Qasim, Mohammed Naveed, Mohammed Shanil, Qadeer Ahmed, Rohit Singh, Rameez Shahzad, Rohan Mustafa, Sreekumar Laxman, Shaiman Anwar.

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