Former national captain Rajin Saleh has been appointed interim fielding coach for the upcoming home series against Afghanistan, starting from February 23.
Bangladesh will play three ODIs and two T20Is against Afghanistan from February 23 to March 5.
“The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) told me to work as interim fielding coach till the South Africa series. I am looking forward to working with the national side. I hope I can do something for the national team,” Rajin, who captained Bangladesh in the 2004 Champions Trophy in England after regular captain Habibul Bashar broke a thumb, told The Daily Star over phone today.
BCB cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus, however, said Rajin would be reassessed after the Afghanistan series.
“At this moment we asked him (Rajin) to works as interim fielding coach for the Afghanistan series and after that we will assess everything.
“We plan to engage at least one local coach in different capacities during international series,” he added.
Rajin, who played 24 Tests and 43 ODIs, was regarded as a good fielder during his playing career. He replaces local coach Mizanur Rahman Babul, who worked as interim fielding coach during Bangladesh’s last series against Pakistan after the BCB opted not to renew a contract with South African Ryan Cook.