BCB ropes in Jaffer as batting consultant for its academy

BCB ropes in Jaffer as batting consultant for its academy

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 officialThursday.

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

It is also understood that the 41-year-old Jaffer, adomestic stalwart, will spend six months in a year with the young batsmen ofthat country.

Jaffer, who played 19 seasons for Mumbai before representingVidarbha, was instrumental in guiding them to two consecutive Ranji Trophytitles, which has been acknowledged by the players of the team.Jaffer has played 31 Test matches for India andscored 1,944 runs with a highest score of 212. He also played two One DayInternationals.

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