Head coach Ryan Cook named as new Bangladesh fielding coach

Ryan Cook

GKC head coach and high performance director, Ryan Cook will work with the Bangladesh team until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He served as the assistant coach of South Africa A and South Africa Under 19 during the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh. Cook was also the assistant coach at Hobart Hurricanes, a Big Bash League franchise.

“It is a great opportunity to work with the Bangladesh National team. I am looking forward to working with the players as well as the management staff. Coaching on the international circuit is new for me and I will need to learn quickly. Being within a new team environment and culture will be a fantastic experience. GKC has been the bedrock for much of my development as a coach and I continue to be involved in the programs which are run around the world. The GKC team are tight knit group and their support of me in this opportunity has been truly humbling.” Ryan said.

Gary Kirsten commented “It is fantastic news and a well deserved reward for an individual who served his time as a coach in many different spheres, and with many different teams and age groups. The time we had with the Hobart Hurricanes was a great opportunity for him to work in the performance space with a professional team. He has an incredible work ethic, with fantastic ideas on how to get value out of his coaching sessions. I have no doubt he will be well received in Bangladesh and do a great job.”

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