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BCB in talks with McKenzie over red-ball cricket

  • Published at 03:06 am October 6th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Afif Hossain bats in the Mirpur nets as head coach Russell Domingo and batting coach Neil McKenzie look on Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Although Tigers head coach Steve Rhodes and pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh were axed following a disappointing eight-placed finish in the World Cup, cricket’s governing body kept faith with the ex-Proteas batsman

Tigers’ shorter formats batting consultant Neil McKenzie will be with the Bangladesh team in the first India Test as the BCB is in talks with the former South Africa cricketer over a full time batting coach role.

The 43-year old was announced as the Tigers’ batting consultant on July 20 with his initial agreement running till the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

And although Tigers head coach Steve Rhodes and pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh were axed following a disappointing eight-placed finish in the World Cup, cricket’s governing body kept faith with the ex-Proteas batsman.

‘’We are trying to have him both for red- and white-ball cricket. It will be good for our team. He will stay in the first Test and we are discussing for the second Test,’’ said BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan to the media at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Saturday.

‘’We have contracted him for T20Is and ODIs. We don’t have contract for Tests but we are discussing it,’’ he added.