Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Former England physiotherapist Dean Conway has been handed the responsibility of keeping the Bangladesh cricket team fit until the 2019 World Cup.
Having worked with the England national team for nearly a decade-and-a-half, Conway has been involved with county club Glamorgan for more than 24 years, reports bdnews24.com.
Conway began work on Wednesday after reaching Dhaka the previous day. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made his appointment public in a media statement late on Wednesday night.
On his first day at work, he assessed the situation of pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who is going through rehabilitation after a surgery on his shoulder in mid-August.
Conway’s arrival has marked the end of the term of Bayezidul Islam who had been available since September, 2014.
Bibhab Singh had been in charge since 2011 before Bayezidul. Although the BCB renewed the contract with the South African physio in 2013, he left on July 2014 citing personal reasons.
With Bangladesh once again turning to a foreign physio, Bayezidul will return to the BCB academy.
Conway, who was once a rugby player in Wales, took his physiotherapy lessons at Cardiff’s University of Wales. He joined Glamorgan in 1989.
He was then put in charge of the national team players. Conway spent 14 years with England before being elected onto the Glamorgan committee in 2012.