Bangladesh retain Courtney Walsh as coach for Afghanistan T20 series

Sudhir Gupta 20:16 27/05/2018
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Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to retain interim coach Courtney Walsh for next month’s Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan.

Bangladesh have been playing without a head coach since Chandika Hathurusingha stepped down in October after three years in the hot seat.

Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for a three-match T20 series in the north Indian city of Dehradun from June 3 to 7.

The series precedes Afghanistan’s first-ever Test against India in Bengaluru from June 14.

The Bangladesh board had recently appointed former South African batsman and India coach Gary Kirsten as a consultant to find their next coach.

After his appointment, Walsh said his target will be to keep the players focused.

“We won’t be thinking of losing and having a fear of losing. If we back ourselves, play good cricket, (we) will win,” Walsh was quoted as saying by AFP.

“They are ahead of us in ranking in T20s, which is something we are mindful of. It will be a good contest. I am backing my team to do their job but we are not going to be complacent.”

Afghanistan are ranked eighth in Twenty20 Internationals, two places above Bangladesh.

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