It was a good news for the national women's cricket team that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former England allrounder David Capel as new coach for the eve cricketers.
The 53-year-old will soon join the ongoing preparation camp for next month's women's Asia Cup in Thailand. His initial contract with the BCB is until the end of Bangladesh's campaign in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier to be held in Sri Lanka in February, 2017.
Ten teams will participate in the World Cup Qualifier with Bangladesh and Ireland gaining automatic berth by virtue of having One Day International status. The eight other teams will comprise the bottom four teams of the 2014-16 ICC Women's Championship and the four winners of the regional (Asia, Africa, East Asia-Pacific and Europe) qualifiers.
The top four teams will qualify for the ICC Women's World Cup in England and Wales in June-July 2017.
Capel, an ECB Level-four coach, had been Assistant Coach with the England Women's team which had recorded series wins against Australia, Pakistan, the West Indies, New Zealand and India between 2013 and 2015 and had reached the final of the 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
From 2006 to 2012, Capel performed the role of head coach and first team manager of the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. As a professional cricketer Capel had a distinguished 18-year career that had begun in 1981. A right-handed batsman and right-arm seamer, he represented England in 15 Tests and 23 ODIs.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)