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Bangladesh appoint Courtney Walsh as interim coach

The position of Bangladesh' head coach had been vacant since October, when Chandika Hathurusingha quit after three years at the helm.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 27, 2018 12:44 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh.

Bangladesh named former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh as the interim coach for next month's tri-nation Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka.

Walsh, who has been Bangladesh's bowling coach since 2016, takes over as interim coach from former Zimbabwean cricketer Richard Halsall.

The position of Bangladesh' head coach had been vacant since October, when Chandika Hathurusingha quit after three years at the helm.

Meanwhile, Khaled Mahmud will no longer be a part of the support staff.

"Since I will be going to Sri Lanka, a lot of the directors also will come with me. I personally feel that [Khaled Mahmud] Sujon should go as team manager," ESPNcricinfo quoted Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan as saying.

"We still haven't talked to him about it. We have finalised on the other roles like we have also decided to give the batting duties to someone which we will announce on Tuesday," he added.

Bangladesh named a 16-man squad for next month's tri-nation T20I series involving Sri Lanka and India.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah Riyad (vc), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan.

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