Women’s Asia Cup: The Indian hand in Bangladesh success

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KOLKATA, JUNE 11
Within three weeks of taking over as coach of the Bangladesh women’s cricket team, Anju Jain has moulded the ‘minnows’ into champions.
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Bangladesh, who beat favourites India in the round-robin league stage also, pulled off a dramatic three-wicket victory in the final against six-time champions India to clinch their maiden Asia Cup title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
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Last month’s tour of South Africa was quite a disaster for Bangladeshi women, who were blanked both in the ODI (5-0) and T20 (3-0) series. The Bangladesh board didn’t renew the contract of coach David Capel, a former England allrounder, and appointed Anju, who took charge on May 21. “Joining Bangladesh was a fast-tracked move. The team was in bad shape and I was only looking to boost their morale,” the former India wicketkeeper-opener told TOI from the team hotel. Having coached the Indian women at the 2012 World T20 and 2013 World Cup, this is Anju’s maiden stint with an international side.

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