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Jon Lewis of England new batting coach of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Jon Lewis of England as the batting coach of the national team for the home series against West indies and the tour of New Zealand.

Lewis is expected to reach Dhaka ahead of the National Team’s preliminary ODI squad’s camp begining on January 10.

The 50-year-old former English county opening batsman has been in coaching since 2007 and has recent experience of working with England’s ODI side as its batting coach.

He has also been in the same role for the Sri Lanka team in 2018-2019.

In a first-class career spanning 17 years from 1989 to 2006, Lewis scored over 10,000 runs for Durham and Essex in the English County Championship.

He also captained both teams. Lewis, an ECB Level-4 coach, was Durham’s Head Coach from 2013 to 2018.

The West Indies team will arrive here on Jan 10 to play three ODIs and two Tests while the Bangladesh team will depart for New Zealand in the last week of February to play three ODIs and three T20s.

Source: United News of Bangladesh