Capel to coach Bangladesh Womens' cricket team
Capel to coach Bangladesh Womens' cricket team

The 53-year-old Englishman will stay with the team until the end of Bangladesh’s campaign in the Women’s World Cup qualifiers, it said in a media statement on Saturday.

The 10-team World Cup qualifiers will begin in February next year in Sri Lanka. The top four teams will move to the finals to be held in England later in June.

Capel began his career playing county cricket in 1980s before he made international debut in 1987.

The pace bowling allrounder came into England team that were looking for a successor to the great Ian Botham, but Capel’s show with both the bat and the ball left much to be desired for the team.

A right-handed batsman and right-arm seamer, he represented England in 15 Tests and 23 ODIs.

But he has a decorated career for Northamptonshire in county cricket, boasting 546 first-class wickets and more than 12000 runs.

After retirement, he ran the Northampton cricket academy and was later appointed head coach of the county after the 2006 season. He held the position for six years.

Capel, an ECB Level 4 coach, was then assigned as the assistant coach of the England women’s national team that clinched series wins against Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and India between 2013 and 2015.

They also reached the final of the 2014 Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Capel will shortly join the ongoing preparation camp for next month’s Women’s Asia Cup in Thailand.

After Sri Lankan coach Janak Champika Gamage signed off in May, Sarwar Imran led the women’s team in their Ireland tour in September.