Manjural Islam appointed as chief selector of women’s team
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appointed former left-arm pace bowler Manjural Islam as the chief selector of the senior women’s cricket team. He will replace Athar Ali, who was removed from this position due to his commitment as an international commentator.
BCB women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury announced the news to media. He also informed that the contract has been set for one year with a chance of extension.
“We have appointed Manju [Manjural] as our selector for national women’s team,” said Nadel. 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 said.
Manjurul Islam played 17 Test and 34 ODIs for Bangladesh before his career was cut short as he decided to join the rebel Indian Cricket League in 2008 after being out of national contention for four years.
However, he has good experience as a coach. He worked as a development coach of Asian Cricket Council in China and afterwards returned home and worked as a coach in different domestic competition in Bangladesh.
Manjural has informed that he is ready for the challenge. But he also told the media that he is yet to receive the appointment letter from BCB.
“I have been contacted by BCB asking me whether I am interested or not and I replied on a positive note. 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.