Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday appointed the former women cricketer Manjural Islam as the Chief selector of the Bangladesh women’s team. The former left-arm pacer will now take over her new designation with the senior team from the next month.
Manjural will succeed the vacant place left by Atahar Ali who resigned from the post due to his contract as the international commentator.
“We have appointed Manju [Manjural] as our selector for national women’s team,” BCB women’s chairman Nadel Chaudhary said.
The 40-year-old will take over the role starting from November, as per his contract with the BCB.
“He is appointed for one year and his tenure is expected to start from November. We will assess his performance before extending his contract further,” he added.
The left arm pacer has so far played 17 tests and 34 ODI matches for Bangladesh and failed to make it to the national team from 2008.
Apart from playing cricket, Manjural has served as the development coach at the Asian Cricket Council in China. Besides, he has also coached several teams in the domestic cricket competition in Bangladesh.
Talking about his upcoming challenge, the former said he was contacted by the BCB and also looking forward it.
“I have been contacted by BCB asking me whether I am interested or not and I replied on a positive note,” Manjural said.
“I am eager to work with BCB for a long time and if that is the case I am willing to take up the challenge,” he said.