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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Ratan to start job in UK

Cricket coach Shahidul Alam Ratan left Dhaka on Sunday for England to join the Capital Kids Cricket as its development head coach and development officer.

Ratan, a former A team coach in 2003 and Under-19 assistant coach of Bangladesh during the 2004 Youth World Cricket Cup, has been offered a three-year contract to work for the school cricket programme in East London.

Capital Kids Cricket is an organisation that works in Middlesex, Surrey and Essex but has ties with the all-England school development programme Chance to Shine.

The Bangladeshi coach's job responsibility in the UK will be to develop the game at school level, arrange tournaments, carnivals, coaching at the Middlesex Academy and play a leading role to establish the Middlesex East London Cricket Academy and deliver coach education courses. About 100 schools will be under the programme.

Ratan, who has completed Level 3 coaching course under the ECB, got the job after completing a two-year contract with the Malaysia U-19s till this year's ICC Youth World Cup.

"I will also try to promote Bangladeshi cricketers and help them play for different leagues and minor counties in England and Scotland. I am also willing to help Bangladeshi coaches to get short-term assignments for gathering experience," Ratan told before his departure.

"I have already made way for four Bangladeshi coaches to work in Malaysia and want to continue this in the future."

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