Ryan Cook named Bangladesh fielding coach

The BCB has appointed Ryan Cook as the senior team’s fielding coach until the 2019 World Cup. He will join the team during the second Test against West Indies in Jamaica on Friday.

Cook will effectively take over from Sohel Islam, who is with the team as a stop-gap fielding coach following Richard Halsall’s exit earlier this year. Halsall was Bangladesh’s assistant coach but was mainly a fielding coach.

Stephen Cook’s brother and Jimmy Cook’s son, Ryan is currently the head coach at Gary Kirsten’s cricket academy in Cape Town and has had stints with the Hobart Hurricanes, South Africa A and South Africa Under-19 as assistant coach.

He is now the second new appointee in Bangladesh’s coaching staff. Last month, Steve Rhodes was appointed head coach for two years.

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