Bangladesh Spin Coach Rangana Herath unavailable for West Indies tour

Bangladesh will leave for the West India tour on June 6th.

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Bangladesh's spin bowling coach Rangana Herath will not be available for the forthcoming West Indies tour. The Sri Lankan confirmed on Thursday (May 12) that he has requested leave to be with his family.
Bangladesh's spin bowling coach and veteran Rangana Herath will not be traveling with the team for the upcoming Caribbean tour. The 44-year-old will not travel with the Bangladeshi side as he has requested leave to be with his family. It should be noted that the Bangladesh Cricket Team will depart for the West Indies on June 6th. As per the schedule, the visitors will take on the West India side in two Tests, three ODIs and an equal number of 20-over games.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) team director Khaled Mahmud has also confirmed the senior left-arm spinner will not be part of the touring squad and the board are looking at alternatives to select someone to replace Herath for the tour.
Herath chose to remain at home with the Bangladeshi team during the ongoing two-Test home series against Sri Lanka, despite the political instability.
Herath joined the Bangladesh coaching staff during the tour of Zimbabwe and his contract was later extended until the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
The BCB has yet to decide on Herath's replacement for the Tour, but the country's top spin coach Sohel Islam is front runners to fill his shoes in the Caribbean.
The Bangladeshi team is expected to leave Dhaka on June 6 for the tour, which will include two Tests along with three ODIs and T20Is each.
According to the draft itinerary, the opening test will be held in Antigua on June 16-20, while the second test will be held in St. Lucia on June 24-28.
The first two T20Is will be played in Dominica on July 2nd and 3rd, while the third will be played in Guyana on July 7th.
The three ODIs are also scheduled to take place in Guyana on July 10, 13 and 16.