Khaled Mahmud named technical director of Bangladesh for ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Khaled Mahmud © Getty Images

Former men’s captain Khaled Mahmud has been appointed as the technical director of Bangladesh for the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, Mahmud, currently a director at the Bangladesh Cricket Board, will be travelling with the team to Zimbabwe for the global qualifying tournament that begins on November 21, 2021. 

Shafiul Alam Nadel Chowdhury, the BCB women’s wing chairman, has said that they have appointed Mahmud as the technical director for the upcoming ICC World Cup qualifier. ”We are hoping that his presence in the dressing will certainly have an impact on our women cricketers, and he can guide them with all his experiences,” he was quoted saying to the online portal.  

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Earlier, Nadel had said that the BCB would continue with local coaches till the ODI World Cup 2022 as their search for a new head coach did not bear fruit. 

With Bangladesh touring Zimbabwe in the lead up to the Qualifiers, Mahmudul Imon will be taking over as head coach while Nasiruddin Faruk will act as his deputy.

They will be playing three ODIs against Zimbabwe, their first international assignment since the 2020 T20 World Cup. The tourists would be hoping to get acclimatised to the conditions before the qualifying tournament. 

Mahmud is currently working with the team in the skill camp organised by the BCB at Mirpur. “We are expecting that he will be available during the qualifier with us,” Nadel said.