x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Wells returns to UAE

Colin Wells will return to coach the UAE from next month starting his second term with the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup qualifier in the Emirates from late October.

Colin Wells will return to coach the UAE from next month starting his second term with the International Cricket Council Twenty20 World Cup qualifier in the Emirates from late October. The former England all-rounder led the UAE for three months taking them to the Super Eight stage in the 2011 World Cup qualifiers in South Africa in April. "We are in the process of finalising the contract with Colin and if all goes well, he will be back for a new one-year term from august," said the Emirates Cricket Board administrator Mazhar Khan. "Colin has done a good job for us during his short stint and he was a unanimous choice. He will have more time with the new one-year contract and with a lot of cricket for the UAE team to be played starting from the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers. Wells will watch the month-long Sharjah Ramadan Cup T20 tournament scheduled from Aug 21, a tournament that will see the best players in the country taking part. Besides the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers, Wells will have to prepare the team for the four-day Intercontinental Cup matches and the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20. apassela@thenational.ae