The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Naveed Nawaz of Sri Lanka as the Head Coach of Bangladesh Under-19 Cricket Team.
Nawaz will be responsible for overseeing the Bangladesh Under-19 team programmes and will prepare the Bangladesh side for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be staged in South Africa in 2020.
''We have appointed him as our head coach until next World Cup. We expect his vast experience at working with age-level players will help him to take our cricketers forward,'' confirmed a BCB official on Tuesday, according to a report published on the cricbuzz.
A former international cricketer of Sri Lanka and an accomplished first class batsman, the 44-year-old has been involved in different coaching capacities since retiring as a player in 2004.
He was the Head Coach of Sri Lanka Under-19 team from 2009 to 2014 and also worked as a batting coach for the Sri Lanka Emerging Players Squad in 2014-15.
Nawaz is a High Performance (Level Three) Coach of Cricket Australia.