Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has been roped in by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the batting consultant for its academy in Mirpur. The development was confirmed by a senior BCB official Thursday. Also Read - ICC World Test Championship 2021: Here's What Virat Kohli-Led Team India Needs to do Qualify For Final
“Jaffer has been given one-year contract from May to April 2020 as a batting consultant of BCB academy in Mirpur. Initially, he will look after the age group teams of U16 to U19 at the game development unit of the academy. Later on he may be roped in as the batting consultant of the BCB High-Performance Unit (NCA equivalent),” Kaisar Ahmed, Manager, BCB Game Development, told PTI. Also Read - MS Dhoni Offers Prayers at Dewri Temple in Ranchi Ahead of IPL 2021, Fans Gather in Numbers to Catch Glimpse of CSK Captain | SEE PICS
It is also understood that the 41-year-old Jaffer, a domestic stalwart, will spend six months in a year with the young batsmen of that country. Also Read - Road Safety World Series 2021: Yusuf Pathan, R. Vinay Kumar, Naman Ojha Join India Legends Team
Jaffer, who played 19 seasons for Mumbai before representing Vidarbha, was instrumental in guiding them to two consecutive Ranji Trophy titles, which has been acknowledged by the players of the team.
Jaffer has played 31 Test matches for India and scored 1,944 runs with a highest score of 212. He also played two One Day Internationals.