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Jason Swift named Bangladesh fielding coach

July 11, 2011 14:15 IST

Australian Jason Swift has been appointed fielding coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said late on Sunday.

The 40-year-old, who has spent the past six years as a coach and performance analyst with English county club Lancashire, has agreed a two-year term with Bangladesh.

He is expected to join their squad ahead of the tour of Zimbabwe which starts later this month, the BCB said in a statement.

Swift replaces Englishman Julien Fountain, and will team up with countryman Stuart Law, appointed head coach last month.

Swift is an ECB Level 4 qualified coach, head coach of Lancashire's Colts Team and assistant coach of its Academy.

Swift was an accomplished league cricketer who played for Canberra Comets between 1997 and 2000 and captained Queanbeyan CC (Canberra) for three years.

A left-handed batsman, Swift broke the Bolton League record for the most runs scored in a season with 1,797 runs, including the league's highest individual innings record when he made 226 not out.

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