The former captain of Bangladesh Minhajul Abedin awarded the new contract as the chief selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday.
With an excitement to play the role, Minhajul said on Sunday, he is keen to exploit his coaching knowledge this time to breakthrough new talents.
“It is great that BCB kept belief on me as the chief selector of the board. I am up to take the challenge,” Minhajul told the media on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
“Before starting my job as a selector, I was involved in coaching. After retiring from professional cricket, I worked as a coach of age-level cricket in Bangladesh. I want to take advantage of my coaching knowledge while working as a selector. I know the technical aspect of cricket better,” he added.
Minhajul was made the chief selector of BCB back in 2016 after Faruk Ahmed who had little trouble with the board. Since taking the charge, Minhajul did well on the post, claimed BCB president Nazmul Hasan.
“We are not to make any change in the selection panel. Minhajul will continue as the chief selector as he had been doing well on the post. He will continue till the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia,” Nazmul told the media yesterday announcing Minhajul’s new tenure.
Minhajul pointed a new challenge to find out real talents who will be capable of playing T20 like the other top cricketing nations as the next T20 World Cup is not too far.
“T20 is a format where we are behind from the other teams. So we have to find out a strong bunch of guys who can make us proud of playing a good brand of cricket in this format,” he told the media.