Shahidul Alam Ratan joined CKC in June 2008 as the Development Head Coach and became the CEO in March 2015. Ratan, an ECB Level 3 Coach and coach educator, has huge coaching experience from grassroots to elite level, junior cricket to high performance, as well as mentoring coaches, administration, planning, development and creative ideas to grow the game at both a recreational and elite level.
As a chief leader, Ratan conceptualizes and manages all cricket-development programmes for CKC across London. He has been instrumental in establishing and executing strategic partnerships with various cricket organisations including the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), County Cricket Boards (Essex, Middlesex, Surrey), the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Chance to Shine and other sports development organisations.
Prior to CKC, Ratan served as the National Coach and High Performance Senior Coach for Bangladesh from 2001 to 2006. As part of the role, he was involved in assisting in the coaching of the Bangladesh Under 19 team (World Cup 2004), assisting the national team training as well as both the Under 25 and Under 17 teams. Ratan is also one of the only Bangladeshis who has worked as National Coach for a different country. He was the National Coach for Malaysia’s Cricket Team from 2006 to 2008. As part of the Malaysia Cricket Coach role, Ratan prepared the Under 19 squad to compete in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, 2008. Many of those players are now playing as national team players. Mushfiq Rahim (Bangladesh Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah Riyadh and Nasir Hossain are some of notable names of professional cricketers coached by Ratan. As of today, he has delivered over 50 courses on Cricket Coaching for teams and individuals across Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, England, Switzerland and Sweden.
Ratan is a founding member of Tower Hamlets CC, West Ham & Stratford CC, Spikes Bridge Junior CC and Leyton Wicketz CC.
For recognition of his work in England, Ratan received the National Award for Developing Grassroots Cricket at the Asian Cricket Awards 2016. The awards were sponsored by the England & Wales Cricket Board. He is also on the prestigious list of British Bangladesh Who’s Who, 2016 and British Bangladesh Power 100 in 2004.
As a player, Ratan was an opening/middle order, right hand, batsman and wicket keeper. He played at the highest-level of domestic cricket in Bangladesh from 1985 to 2000 and represented Bangladesh three times in 1990.
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We deliver a range of cricket related projects throughout London which a focus on providing disadvantaged people with the opportunity to participate in healthy, physical, activity.