Thatscricket - News - Trevor Chappell to coach Bangladesh

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Dhaka: Australian Trevor Chappell is to become the new coach of Test cricket newcomers Bangladesh under an agreement signed earlier this month, a reliable source said here on Wednesday.Chappel, the younger brother of former Australian Test captains Greg and Ian Chappel, would be responsible for coaching the side, which made its debut at the end of last year in a one-off Test against India. Chappel hit the headlines in 1981 when he was ordered by his brother Greg to bowl underarm against New Zealand to prevent the Kiwis from smashing a winning six off the final ball of a One-day International.The source said team's physio was another Australian, John Glaster. Both would take up the new responsibilities "soon," the sources said. Bangladesh earlier this month signed an agreement with Australia on cooperation for cricket development.Officials said under the agreement that an Australian would coach Bangladesh's national team. Two Bangladeshi cricket players would also be trained each year in Australia's Cricket Academy as part of the deal. Australian cricket experts would also visit Dhaka to train officials on administration, financing, marketing and development of the sport.Copyright AFP 2000

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