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Bangladesh appoints Wasim Jaffer as batting consultant for academy

Wasim Jaffer has been roped in as the batting consultant for BCB's academy in Mirpur.

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Kolkata Published on: May 16, 2019 20:23 IST
Jaffer played a key role in Vidarbha's two title-winning
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Jaffer played a key role in Vidarbha's two title-winning seasons in the Ranji Trophy.

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has been roped in by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the batting consultant for its academy in Mirpur.

The development was confirmed by a senior BCB official Thursday.

"Jaffer has been given one-year contract from May to April 2020 as a batting consultant of BCB academy in Mirpur. Initially, he will look after the age group teams of U16 to U19 at the game development unit of the academy. Later on, he may be roped in as the batting consultant of the BCB High-Performance Unit (NCA equivalent)," Kaisar Ahmed, Manager, BCB Game Development, told PTI.

It is also understood that the 41-year-old Jaffer, a domestic stalwart, will spend six months in a year with the young batsmen of Bangladesh.

However, the opener will continue to represent Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy, according to Sportstar. The opener confirmed his availability to the domestic side in an interview with the magazine earlier this year.

Jaffer represented Abahani Limited in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, the List A tournament of Bangladesh. He played 10 games for the side, scoring 435 runs at an impressive average of 48.

It has been reported that the BCB officials made their mind to approach Jaffer after his stint with Abahani Limited in the tournament.

Jaffer, who played 19 seasons for Mumbai before representing Vidarbha, was instrumental in guiding them to two consecutive Ranji Trophy titles, which has been acknowledged by the players of the team.

Jaffer has played 31 Test matches for India and scored 1,944 runs with the highest score of 212. He also played two One Day Internationals.

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