Bangladesh have ended their search for a new head coach by naming former England cricketer Steve Rhodes.
The 53-year-old replaces Sri Lanka’s Chandika Hathurusingha, who stepped down in October after a three-year stint. Rhodes has been given a two-year deal until the 2020 World Twenty20 in Australia.
“Bangladesh is “a wonderful Cricket nation. The support that the boys get in the Bangladesh team is tremendous,” he said.
“Personally to be involved in a major role, to be given the responsibility by the President and Board, is a fantastic honour and it’s a privilege to be involved in Bangladesh Cricket.”
BCB's list of coaching candidates since Nov 2017— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) June 5, 2018
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board roped in former India coach Gary Kirsten as its consultant to help it find the right person for the job.
“Steve Rhodes was on top of our list. His name was also in Kirsten’s list. We spoke to him face to face today and we are satisfied fully,” BCB head Nazmul Hassan said.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rhodes, brings a lot of experience to his role with 11 Tests and nine ODI appearances. He coached Worcestershire for 11 years until being sacked.
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