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Former England cricketer confirmed as new UAE coach

Dougie Brown first official task will be to prepare players for their upcoming 50-over matches against The Netherlands in mid-July

Former England cricketer confirmed as new UAE coach

A former England one-day international has been confirmed as the new head coach of the UAE cricket team.

Emirates Cricket Board said Dougie Brown’s appointment will begin on June 1 and his first official task will be to prepare the players for their upcoming 50-over matches against The Netherlands in mid-July.

Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket chief selector, said: “After a very extensive process, the board are very pleased to confirm that Dougie has been selected as Emirates Cricket’s head coach.

"Dougie’s influence with and impact on the players has been evident through their recent form and commitment, and we look forward to watching them continue this upward curve under his guidance.”

Brown added: "It is a huge honour to be appointed head coach of the UAE Cricket National Team and I really look forward to the exciting challenges that lie ahead as we look to build on the recent success the team has achieved.

“We have had an outstanding three months and I continue to be impressed with both individual and team performances. I relish the opportunity to further develop the team culture and reinforce our style of play.”

Brown's played his entire career at Warwickshire County Cricket Club in the UK where he scored over 12,500 runs and took more than 850 wickets. He was called up by England for a one-day series against the West Indies in 1997 and later played for Scotland.

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