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Waqar Younis to coach West Bengal

DHAKA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has appointed Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan as the pace and spin bowling consultants for Bangal cricket team, ARY News has learnt.

The two have signed 3-year contract with the CAB and will begin working with the players in a four-day camp starting March 15.

Sources revealed that former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has recommended Waqar and Murali to appoint for the desired roles.

Meanwhile, Ganguly will coach the batsmen and will be assisted by Bengal coach Ashok Malhotra and Goutam Shome (Jr) and Bengal Under-25 coach Joydeep Mukherjee.

Previously, Waqar had coached Pakistan cricket team before stepping down in September 2011. He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad as a bowling consultant for the 2013 IPL season.

This will be the first coaching experience for former Sri Lankan spinner, Muralitharan who's still actively playing in T20 leagues around the world, was appointed as Sri Lanka's spin consultant in February 2013 but only in an advisory capacity.

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