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Thatscricket - News - Roberts, Miandad to visit Bangla in Aug

Published: Saturday, February 10, 2001, 21:15 [IST]
 
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Dhaka: Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts and Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad will visit Dhaka in August to prepare Bangladesh for the upcoming Asian Test championships, officials said on Monday.Roberts, who was part of the great West Indian pace quartet in the 1980s, will arrive on August 12 for a three-week coaching assignment. Miandad will arrive on August 7 to assist current coach Trevor Chappell of Australia, Bangladesh Cricket Board official Ashraful Haque said.Bangladesh will travel to the Pakistani city of Multan for the Asian Test match against the hosts from August 29.India and Sri Lanka are the other teams in the second edition of the tournament that will be played on a round-robin system with the top two meeting in the final from February 15.While Chappell will look after the fielding and physical fitness, Roberts will train the Bangladeshi bowlers and Miandad will supervise the batsmen. The selectors, meanwhile, retained off spinner Naimur Rehman as captain for the tournament.Rahman led Bangladesh in the inaugural Test against neighbouring India in Dhaka last November and was also captain for the country's first away series in Zimbabwe in April.Bangladesh, which was awarded Test status last year, has yet to win a Test match even though it stunned Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup Limited Overs tournament in England.

AFP
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