New Delhi: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh has been named as interim coach of the Bangladesh national team for the upcoming Nihadas T20 trophy in Sri Lanka.
Initially a part of the coaching setup, Walsh had joined the Bangladesh team as the bowling coach in 2016. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to find a replacement for former coach Chandika Hathurusingha. Walsh thus would wear the coach’s hat for Bangladesh in an interim capacity in the tournament that involves Sri Lanka and India.
In another change made by the BCB, Khaled Mahmud, who was initially the team director has been removed from that post and would now be the team manager.
“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,” said BCB president Nazmul Hassan, as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
He also indicated the fact that he would now get involved in decisions like team selection.
“I didn’t bother about playing XI selection in the last series. I left it to everyone else, including players and management,” Hassan said.
“This time we have made a squad after considering who will play in the playing XI. So since there is a final decision being taken, there is obviously a direct involvement.”