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Hannan set to leave jnr selector’s post to pursue coaching career

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 3 June, 2023 12:00 AM
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Former Bangladesh opener Hannan Sarker is planning to return to coaching after the next ICC Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka next year.

The 40-year-old is currently working as a junior selector and overseeing the Under-19 team but following the global tournament, he is expected to start his career as a batting coach.

To take his career in that direction, Hannan has already joined the High Performance Unit as a batting coach and is currently working with them in Rajshahi.

“After my retirement, I coached for four years. Then I joined the selection panel for some reason,” Hannan, who retired from first-class cricket in 2011, told The Daily Sun on Friday.

“I got an opportunity to work with the HP Unit (as a batting coach) and seized the chance. I want to quit the junior selection panel after the next World Cup in order to give my full concentration on coaching.

“I informed the management and they agreed on it,” he said, adding that before the World Cup, he will be attending the Under-19 camps regularly to serve the game development unit in the proper way.