Bangladesh news August 17, 2010

Julien Fountain named Bangladesh fielding coach

Cricinfo staff

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Julien Fountain as the specialist fielding coach for the national side until the end of the 2011 World Cup. He will begin his stint with the squad after arriving in Dhaka on Thursday.

Fountain, who has previously worked as a fielding coach with the England, Pakistan and West Indies teams, looked forward to the prospect of coaching a young side. "I am really looking forward to joining Bangladesh in their search for World Cup 2011 success. Bangladesh are a young side who have proved that they are capable of beating the best sides in the world on their day.

"I honestly believe that as one of the host nations, Bangladesh are a really strong contender, and with the right preparation, who knows what they are capable of achieving," Fountain said.

Fountain represented Somerset Under-19s when he was only 15 years old before taking an interest in baseball. He was a part of the British Olympic baseball team before returning to cricket as a coach. He took over as the West Indies fielding coach in 1998 and recently expressed interest in a second stint with the Pakistan team.