Bangladesh cricket August 2, 2008

Aminul, Mashud and Rafique to coach youngsters

Cricinfo staff

Former Bangladesh players Aminul Islam, Khaled Mashud and Mohammad Rafique have been appointed as consultants by the Bangladesh board's Games Development committee to coach age-group and academy cricketers.

Aminul will work on the youngsters' batting while Mashud will devote his energies to keeping skills and Rafique will concentrate on spin bowling techniques. Shakil Kasem, the committee chairman, said the initiative had been taken in order to make optimum use of local expertise in developing future cricketers.

"Aminul, Mashud and Rafique have vast experience of playing cricket at the highest level and can pass on their knowledge to the next generation," Kasem said.

Rafique announced his retirement from international cricket only earlier this year, while Mashud last played for Bangladesh in 2007 and Aminul in 2002.