After more than seven months, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have finally appointed the new head coach for Bangladesh on Thursday. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ দুই বছরের চুক্তিতে রোডস]
The former England wicket-keeper will take over and his contract will be until the end of the T20 World Cup in 2020. Bangladesh were without a head coach after Chandika Hathurusingha resigned in October 2017,
Rhodes is the son of former Nottinghamshire keeper Billy Rhodes. He played 11 Tests and 9 ODIs for England. He also played for country club Worcestershire in 1985. He gained his county cap a year later and has served the club with great consistency for three decades.
The Yorkshire-born Rhodes played for Worcestershire till 2004. He was appointed as head coach and then director of cricket of Worcestershire County Cricket Club till 2017. He oversaw the county promoted up to Division 1 in the county championship. He had been recently named an England scout.
He was sacked from club in December after Alex Hepbrun, the club’s young all-rounder was accused of two counts of rape. The county claimed that Rhodes failed to pass on information to them.
Rhodes is known for his talent-hunting skills. Gary Kirsten proposed his name to the BCB as their next head coach. The Englishman is optimistic of coaching the Tigers.
“I spoke with Nizam (BCB CEO) originally,” Rhodes said. “I am proud that Gary Kirsten, a very respected cricketing figure, put my name forward. The temptation straightaway was to say, ‘yes, of course’. It didn’t take long at all to show my interest to coach this wonderful country.”