World Cup winning coach Robinson to join Bangladesh Women’s team
Former England Women’s coach Mark Robinson is expected to join Jahanara Alam and co.’s camp in the Bangladesh Women’s national team in January.
Robinson led England Women’s team to World Cup triumph at home in 2017. Under his guidance, England played the T20 World Cup Final in West Indies in 2018. He stepped down from the role in August 2019.
Robinson will take over the coaching role from Anju Jain, who had coached Bangladesh till the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia where the Tigresses lost four out of four in the group stage. If all goes right, the Englishman will stay for a two-year contract.
“We are hoping for him (Robinson) to arrive in January and take over our national women’s cricket team. We are also expecting him to be available with our cricketers in their upcoming training camp,” BCB women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury told Cricbuzz.
“Though the contract is yet to be signed we have completed 80 percent of the formalities with him. He will be here on a two-year contract.”
Robinson has an experience of 229 first-class and 242 List A matches. He had picked 584 and 256 wickets in the two formats respectively.
Like the Men’s team, Bangladesh Women’s team have not had a single international match since the coronavirus pandemic. Jahanara and Salma Khatun flew to UAE to play Women’s T20 Challenge in November.
A training camp in Sylhet is believed to start in January ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers scheduled in Sri Lanka in June-July 2021.