It is start of new journey for the seasoned Cricketer Wasimk Jaffer who has been appointed as batting consultant for Bangladesh for Sri Lanka tour.
Jaffer has been working with Bangladesh in Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) high-performance unit.
The development came after former South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie, decided not to renew his contract as the batting consultant following Bangladesh’s dismal outing in the World Cup.
Following that BCB handed over the responsibility to Jaffer.
“Wasim comes with a lot of experience and now that McKenzie is unavailable, we have decided to send him as the batting consultant,” BCB’s cricket operations chairman, Akram Khan, was quoted by Sportstar.
Bangladesh plays three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in Colombo from July 26 to July 31, 2019.
The BCB is also planning to appoint Jaffer as the batting coach for the senior team in the longer run. “He is currently working with our high-performance unit and has been helping the players a lot. As academy coach, he is bound to take up additional responsibility. But if things fall in place, we might consider him as the batting coach for the future,” Khan, a former captain, revealed.
With Steve Rhodes having parted ways after the World Cup, the BCB is also looking for a new coach. “We are yet to take a call on who our coach will be for the Sri Lanka tour,” Khan said.
There are speculations that Khaled Mahmud could be brought in as the coach for the Sri Lanka tour.
While Jaffer will be batting consultant, former Sri Lanka international Champaka Ramanayake has been named bowling consultant — a slot that’s vacant after Courtney Walsh’s contract got over.
Jaffer, who is still a regular player for Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy, took charge at the BCB a couple of months ago.