Anju move surprises BCB

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:44, Jun 04,2020


Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday was taken aback by the news of Bangladesh women’s team coach Anju Jain taking a job in India’s Baroda State Association as coach of their women’s team. 

Indian newspaper ‘Times of India’ reported the news on their website on Thursday, saying that both Anju and her assistant Devika Palshikar were to join BCA.

BCB’s women’s wing manager Towhid Mahmood said the board was not aware of her decision, while also informing that her contract with the board expired in March, 2020 after the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

‘Her contract expired in March; she went to India after coming back from Australia. Due to coronavirus outbreak we could not start practice or any activities. But we did not know that she is going to join another place,’ Towhid told New Age.

BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury was also unaware of Anju’s departure but said the board had not offered to extend her contract.

‘Anju’s contract expired after the ICC women’s T20 World Cup. After that no discussion happened with her regarding extension.’

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