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Nawaz appointed Bangladesh U19 coach

  • Published at 06:33 pm July 18th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:02 pm July 18th, 2018
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Newly appointed Bangladesh U-19 cricket team coach Naveed Nawaz

The BCB appointed former Sri Lanka batsman Naveed Nawaz as Bangladesh U-19 team’s head coach. The BCB made the announcement Tuesday through a media release.

Nawaz has been handed the responsibility of overseeing the U-19 team’s programmes and prepare the side for the U-19 World Cup 2020, to be held in South Africa. An accomplished first-class batsman, Nawaz has been involved in different coaching capacities since retiring as a player in 2004. 

The 44-year old was Sri Lanka U-19 head coach from 2009 to 2014 and also worked as a batting coach for the Sri Lanka Emerging Players Squad in 2014-15. Nawaz is a Cricket Australia High Performance (Level Three) Coach. 

Nawaz represented Sri Lanka in one Test match and three ODIs from 1998 till 2002. After scoring consistently for his club, Nawaz got the call to represent his country. 

But opportunities were limited in the international arena for the left-handed batsman, until his surprise recall for the NatWest series in England in 2002. He made just a solitary one-day appearance - against Zimbabwe in 1997-98. 

On that occasion, he failed to impress at No 3, scratching around for a 23-ball five. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in the following series before slipping back into the A team.