O’Donnell becomes Rangpur Rangers coach after Flower’s exit
Mark O’Donnell has taken over the role of Rangpur Rangers head coach in the upcoming BBPL after Grant Flower made a sudden exit.
Former Zimbabwe batsman made a shock exit from Rangpur Rangers a few days ago and the franchise have named New Zealand’s Mark O’Donnell as the new coach. It has been informed that Flower decided to quit after getting an offer from Sri Lanka Cricket.
Rangpur Rangers’ director Akram Khan confirmed on Tuesday that Flower joined Sri Lanka as a batting consultant for two years.
“Grant Flower was our coach of Rangpur. At that point of time he said that he is trying to see if there is any opportunity as a batting consultant and if it happens he will go there. He has signed as the batting consultant of Sri Lanka for two years.”
Despite leaving just before the start of the tournament, Akram Khan said the relationship is still healthy between Flower and the club.
“He said sorry and informed that it was a good opportunity for him [to be the batting consultant of Sri Lanka]. I said that it would be better for him to work for two years instead of coming here for one month. We had separated ways mutually and later we had confirmed Mark O’ Donnell as our head coach,” he added.
The director also confirmed that the only other foreign member of the staff will be the video analyst – Shrinivas Chandrasekaran.
“Locals will assist Mark. We will have foreign analyst in Shrinivaas Chandrasekaran. Our assistant coach will be Babul while we are trying to rope Mohammad Rafique as our bowling coach,” he said.