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B'desh gets a new fielding coach
Thursday 01 January 1970

The Bangladesh cricket board has appointed Australian Jason Swift as the fielding coach of the national cricket team.

The 40-year-old, who spent the past six years as a coach and performance analyst with English county club Lancashire, has signed a two-year contract with the Bangladesh board.

He is expected to join the squad ahead of their tour of Zimbabwe which starts later this month, the BCB said in a statement.

Swift replaces Englishman Julien Fountain and will team up with countryman Stuart Law, appointed head coach last month.

Swift is an ECB Level 4 qualified coach, head coach of Lancashire's Colts Team and assistant coach of its academy.

Swift was an accomplished league cricketer who played for Canberra Comets between 1997 and 2000 and captained Queanbeyan CC (Canberra) for three years.

A left-handed batsman, Swift broke the Bolton League record for the most runs scored in a season with 1,797 runs, including the league's highest individual innings record when he made 226 not out.

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