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Dougie Brown named UAE coach

Dougie Brown worked with Warwickshire, among others, previously Getty Images

Dougie Brown, the former England and Scotland allrounder, has been named coach of UAE. He will begin working with the team full-time on June 1, leading up to a limited-overs tour of the Netherlands in mid-July.

Earlier this year, Brown had worked with UAE over a three-month spell as interim coach. UAE had been without a full-time coach since former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed resigned from the post in April 2016.

Brown, who played 25 ODIs and two T20Is in an international career spanning a decade from 1997 to 2007, had also previously overseen Netherlands, during the Desert T20 tournament in the UAE in January. Before that, he had worked as English county Warwickshire's director of cricket, and the club won the domestic one-day cup during his time in charge.

Waleed Bukhatir, a member of the Emirates Cricket Board Member and UAE's chief selector said: "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 said he hoped to build on the strides he made during his three-month stint with the team. "We have had an outstanding three months and I continue to be impressed with both individual and team performances," he said. "I relish the opportunity to further develop the team culture and reinforce our style of play."