Bangladesh Cricket Board will take steps, according to the contract, against the Tigers assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage. Chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said on Wednesday that Kalpage missed the August 16 arrival date, which was set by the board. The BCB official however did not mention the action the board plans.
Kalpage is the only member of the Bangladesh support staff who has not returned to work. He told the BCB that he had safety concerns and wanted to observe the situation from Sri Lanka, following the July 1 Dhaka attack.
“All the members of the team staff have joined work but Kalpage. He had asked us to give him some time. We gave him a deadline of August 16 but he did not contact us back. Now we will look into his contract with the board and take the needed step,” said Nizamuddin.
Following the Dhaka attack, the Bangladesh cricket team’s foreign staff expressed security concern and soon the BCB gave them extra protection. Head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, trainer Mario Villavarayan and fielding coach Richard Halsall all returned earlier this month.
But Kalpage showed dissatisfaction with BCB’s arrangement and is apparently taking advantage of the situation by demanding a pay hike according to sources.
It was later revealed in the media that the former Sri Lanka coach was mulling an opportunity to join the United Arab Emirates as a coach.