Victors’ mentors get contract extension

Sports Correspondent

8 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Victors’ mentors get contract extension

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Tuesday that it has extended the contract of Bangladesh Under-19 National Cricket Team head Coach Naveed Newaz to 2023.

Newaz won the maiden ICC trophy for the country by guiding his charges to the title of ICC Under-19 World Cup. He was responsible for overseeing Bangladesh Under-19 National Cricket Team and prepared the side for ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020 in South Africa.

BCB also extended the contract of Bangladesh Under-19 strength and conditioning coach Richard Stonier until 2022 which came to light when the Englishman came to social media platforms and announced that he is delighted to get a contract extension till 2022.

“We had taken the decision earlier that those who are working on our Under-19 World Cup have done a great job and we will continue to work with them,” said BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Tuesday.

“We had already made the decision to extend the contracts of youth team coaches and other staff members. Now, it's official. Their contracts have been extended to 2022 (Stonier) and 2023 (Naveed),” he said.

“’They did great. They brought ICC Under-19 World Cup trophy for Bangladesh Cricket. We had a plan to keep everyone and as part of that plan, the contracts with them have been extended,” he added.

A former international cricketer for Sri Lanka and an accomplished first class batsman, the 46-year-old Newaz has been involved in different coaching capacities since retiring as a player in 2004. He was Sri Lanka Under 19 Head Coach from 2009 to 2014 and also worked as a Batting Coach for the Sri Lanka Emerging Players Squad in 2014-15. Newaz is a Cricket Australia High Performance (Level Three) Coach.

BCB Game Development Manager AEM Kawser said that BCB is planning to use Newaz in other game development project as well in the coming days as his contract is now valid till 2023.