The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former England all rounder David Capel as the coach of the National Women’s Team. The 53-year-old will soon join the ongoing preparation camp for next month’s Women’s Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Thailand. Initially, BCB made a contract with him till the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier which is expected to be held in Sri Lanka in February 2017.
Ten teams will participate in the World Cup Qualifier. Bangladesh and Ireland will play directly as they have ODI status. The bottom 4 teams of the 2014-16 ICC Women’s Championship and the four winners of the regional (Africa, Asia, East Asia-Pacific and Europe) qualifiers will comprise the rest 8 places. The top four teams will qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales in June-July 2017.
Capel, an ECB Level 4 coach, had been Assistant Coach of the England Women’s team which had come out as series winner against Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and India between 2013 and 2015 and had also reached the final of the 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. From 2006 to 2012 Capel performed the role of head coach as well as first team manager of the Northampton Shire County Cricket Club. As a professional cricketer Capel had a distinguished 18-year career and played for England England in 15 Tests and 23 ODIs.