Wasim Jaffer is likely to join the Bangladesh Cricket Board - Reports
Former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer is likely to join the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) game development wing. As per some media reports, Jaffer might be working at their high-performance centre and with the Bangladesh U19 side. Notably, the former ex-cricketer has previously worked with Bangladeshi U16 to U19 teams at the BCB academy in Mirpur in 2019. He served as the batting consultant.
In the 2018 and 2019 seasons, he also played in their domestic T20 league. He played for Abahani Limited in the Dhaka Premier League. The 44-year-old was named the coach of Uttarakhand recently, but after some disagreement, he left that role shortly after joining.
Speaking of his coaching career, during his two-year contract with Odisha, he served as the head coach of the team. He was there for the 2020–21 season. Jaffer was also part of the Indian Premier League as a batting consultant for the Punjab Kings between 2019 and 2021. Ahead of the mega-auction in 2022, he resigned from that post.
In terms of his international career, he had very few opportunities to be in the team. The Indian team was already filled with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehway, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman. So it was not easy to make the way into such a team. But he grabbed all the limited chances he got in his career. Jaffer played 31 tests and had five hundred, including a high score of 212 in his career.
He was one of the best batters in the Indian domestic circuit. Wasim Jaffer has been engaged with cricket for more than two decades, having played in 156 Ranji Trophy matches. He is the only batsman in Ranji history to score more than 1000 runs twice, in 2008-09 and 2018-19.
Jaffer ended his domestic career with the most centuries and most catches in history. He has 40 hundreds and 200 catches in the Ranji Trophy. He also helped Mumbai win their 38th and 39th titles in Ranji cricket.