Bangladesh appoint Naveed Nawaz as their U19 coach


Bangladesh Cricket Board have appointed Naveed Nawaz as their Under-19 head coach on Tuesday (July 17). Nawaz has already joined the U19 squad that is set to play a three-match series against High Performance Unit at Khulna.

”We have appointed him as our head coach until next World Cup. We expect his vast experience at working with age-level players will help him to take our cricketers forward,” confirmed a BCB official on Tuesday.

Nawaz had worked as the head coach of Sri Lanka U19 team in 2009 and was also involved with the Sri Lankan A and the Women team in different capacities.

Nawaz, who has played 1 Test and 3 ODIs for Sri Lanka, replaces Damien Wright, who was responsible for taking the team forward during the last edition of the U19 World Cup in New Zealand. BCB did not extend the stay of the 41-year old Australian and opted to go for the Sri Lankan for the upcoming edition of the World Cup in 2020 in South Africa.

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