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Bangladesh cricket physio Julian Calefato resigns

Published : 26 Nov 2021 08:25 PM

Bangladesh national cricket team physiotherapist Julian Calefato has decided not to renew his contract and resigned from the post on Friday citing personal reasons.

Akram Khan, chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)’s cricket operations committee confirmed the development to Cricfrenzy.

At first, Calefato took to social media to announce his resignment, he said, “End of my innings (for now). With thoughtful consideration I have decided to take a sabbatical after completion of my contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board,”

“Despite the privilege of maintaining employment working as an international traveling cricket physiotherapist during this pandemic, it certainly was a challenge for all of us team mates and players to adapt to the quarantine and travel demands of the restrictive 'bio-bubble-life'. My nostrils still ache from the more than 100 PCR tests endured over the past 18 months!”

BCB appointed Calefato as the national team physiotherapist in August 2019. He began his work with the national team from the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Chittagong.

Calefito has previously worked with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Western Province Cape Cobras and had provided services to the England and Wales Cricket Board both as a physiotherapist and a strength and conditioning coach.