[caption id="attachment_885129" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-885129" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Bangladesh-cricket.png" alt="Bangladesh, BCB, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Russell Domingo" width="628" height="287" /> Calefito is expected to join the Bangladesh Team ahead of the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Chittagong next month. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcb">Bangladesh Cricket Board</a> (BCB) on Tuesday appointed Julian Calefato as the national team physiotherapist. The 40-year-old South African and Italian national is a specialist on injury prevention and management. <p></p> <p></p>According to a report in Dhaka Tribune, the BCB has made a contract with Calefato until the end of November 2021. <p></p> <p></p> Calefito brings with him comprehensive sports physiotherapy expertise and will be a welcome addition to the national team set up, said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury in a media release. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mashrafe-mortaza-requests-bcb-to-give-two-months-to-decide-odi-future-880890">Mortaza requests BCB to give two months to decide ODI future</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Besides cricket, he has worked in other sports and organisations include America s Cup sailing, the Springbok Rugby Union, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, the Volvo Ocean Race (Team China), Loughborough University and elite ice hockey in Switzerland. <p></p> <p></p>Calefito is expected to join the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/news/">Bangladesh team</a> ahead of the one-off Test match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/news/">Afghanistan</a> in Chittagong next month. He will succeed Thihan Chandramohan who was denied an extension by the BCB following ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. <p></p> <p></p>The new signing has become the fifth South African in Bangladesh s coaching staff which includes head coach Russell Domingo, pace bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, fielding coach Ryan Cook and batting consultant Neil Mckenzie.