Bangladesh news July 10, 2011

Jason Swift appointed Bangladesh fielding coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh have named Jason Swift, the Australian who has worked with Lancashire for the past six years, as their fielding coach. Swift, 40, has signed a two-year contract and is expected to join the Bangladesh team ahead of their tour of Zimbabwe later this month.

Swift is a Level 4 qualified coach, the highest under the ECB programme, and is assistant coach of the Lancashire Academy besides being in charge of the county's Colts team. He played nine domestic one-day matches for the Australian Capital Territory in the late '90s, and was also a dependable middle-order batsman in league cricket in Canberra.

Bangladesh's newly appointed coach, Stuart Law, had a lengthy stint as a player at Lancashire, towards the end of which he worked with Swift.