Wasim Jaffer to join BCB’s Game-Development Wing

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Wasim Jaffer to join BCB’s Game-Development Wing

Wasim Jaffer is all set to join Bangladesh’s game-development wing where he will work with both the Bangladesh U-19 boys as well as BCB’s high-performance center for the improvement of their game.

Jaffer had a previous stint with Bangladesh Cricket as a batting consultant at the BCB’s Academy in Mirpur, for a few months in 2019. During that time Jaffer had worked with Bangladesh’s age group teams- Under 16s to under 19s- & had also worked as a consultant with the high-performance committee. Jaffar had also featured in the DPL for the Abahani Limited franchise in 2018-2019. Recently Jaffer served as the head coach of the Odisha senior men’s side during the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2022. In July 2021 he was handed a two-year contract by the Odisha Cricket Association. During his stint as Odisha’s Head Coach, he has also been a part of the coaches’ development program in the state.

After Jaffer’s retirement as a player in March 2020, Jaffer was also named as the head coach of Uttarakhand, but he later resigned after a fallout with the association. Wasim Jaffer had also worked with the Punjab Kings franchise in the IPL as a batting consultant from 2019 to 2021.

A popular name in the Indian domestic cricket, Jaffer had played for over two decades & ended up as the most-capped player in Ranji Trophy history by playing 156 matches. He also ended with the most runs (12,038), the most centuries (40), the most catches (200), and was also the highest run-scorer in the Duleep Trophy (2545) and the Irani Trophy/Cup (1294). He is the only batter to have breached the barrier of 1000 runs in a Ranji season twice, in 2008-09 and 2018-19.

On the International front, Jaffer has played 31 Tests (1944 runs at an average of 34.10, with five centuries) and two ODIs for India. He finished as the fifth-highest scorer in Indian first-class cricket, behind Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman.

We hope Jaffer’s new venture with BCB brings more success to his celebrated cricketing career.

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