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Halsall steps down as assistant coach due to family commitments

Bangladesh’s assistant coach Richard Halsall has resigned from his position. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)’s CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury confirmed it on Tuesday. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সহকারী কোচের পদও শূন্য হলো বাংলাদেশের]

The 49-year old who joined as fielding coach in 2014 and later promoted as Chandika Hathurusingha’s assistant two years later, will step away with immediate effect and reports suggest that due to family commitments, he has resigned.

Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told reporters: “Richard has officially submitted his resignation. We understand that his decision is from family considerations and he wishes to stay close to home especially to be by the side of his ailing father. The Board respects his priorities and has accepted the resignation.”

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Halsall said in a statement: “I wish to thank the Board for four brilliant years with the National Team. I have worked alongside some excellent colleagues, and have had so many opportunities to grow and develop in my career.”

Halsall also said some memories will always stay with him: “I will always be grateful for how my family was accepted and treated and the great memories of famous victories versus England, Pakistan, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia will always remain with me. I will never forget my time with the Bangladesh Cricket Team and wish them every success in the future.”

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