Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has terminated the contract of the national team's assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage after the Sri Lankan failed to return to Bangladesh by Tuesday, informed the chairman of the board's media committee Jalal Younus.
“We have sent him a few letters. And recently, after the latest BCB letter, Ruwan Kalpage did not respond. We had asked him to join work by August 16. So, we have decided to terminate his contract with the BCB,” Jalal told Dhaka Tribune on Friday.
Earlier, the foreign coaching staff expressed its concerns over the security arrangements. But after getting the assurance from the board regarding the security, Tigers head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, fielding coach Richard Halsall and trainer Mario Villavarayan joined the training camp this month.
Even after the arrival of the foreign coaching staff, Kalpage did not respond following which the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that the board will take action against Kalpage.
Consequently, the board decided to terminate his contract.
Kalpage, 46, was appointed the assistant coach in August 2014, along with coach Hathurusingha and trainer Villavarayan. Kalpage's rolling two-year contract was extended till the 2019 World Cup, alongside the other foreign coaching staff.
Kalpage had earlier worked as the head coach of Bangladesh's National Cricket Academy from 2008-2010.