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BCB not to extend Courtney Walsh contract


After a day of axing head coach Steve Rhodes, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday said that they are not going to extend the contract of pace bowling consultant Courtney Walsh as well.

Khaled Mahmud bats for Walsh to be the head coach

Walsh was also taken under contract till the end of the 2019 World Cup.

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Aiming to conduct a major overhaul in the backroom stuff of team Bangladesh, BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “After the World Cup we sat and discussed the future of our team management. Even if the supporting staff want to continue, the board has the right to decide while similarly they have an option to decide even if the board wants to keep them.”

“We have contracts with most of the coaching staff till this World Cup. We have decided to discontinue our contract with couple of them.”

“We had contract with Courtney Walsh until this World Cup and we are not continuing with him anymore,”

he said.

The former Caribbean master paceman was appointed as Bangladesh bowling coach back in 2016 when Heath Streak departed.

BCB CEO further said the board is looking to fill up the gaps as soon as possible and for a long term basis.

He said, “We will try to appoint a new head coach before the tour of Sri Lanka. We are looking for someone on a long term basis and we want someone who can plan for the Twenty20 World Cup and next World Cup. If we don’t get then we will have to appoint a coach on an interim basis.”

 

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