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Flower not to coach Rangpur in BBPL

  • Published at 10:21 pm December 2nd, 2019
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Flower was part of the formation of Rangpur Rangers and had attended the player draft in November

Former Zimbabwe cricketer Grant Flower will not be available as head coach for Rangpur Rangers in the upcoming Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League T20. 

Rangpur Rangers team director Akram Khan said Flower has taken a job as the batting consultant for the Sri Lanka national team, and will therefore be unavailable.

Flower was part of the formation of Rangpur Rangers and had attended the player draft in November.

“Flower is not coming so we have appointed Mark O’ Donnell from New Zealand as the head coach of Rangpur rangers,” Akram told media Monday.

Donnell has worked as a coach in Auckland and also has experience coaching in T10 and in the Abu Dhabi T20 league.

As far as the team is concerned, Rangpur recently signed Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to join Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. Mustafizur Rahman, Naim Sheikh and Taskin Ahmed are among the team’s local stars.

The special edition of the BPL T20 is set to hold its opening ceremony on December 8, and the tournament will begin on December 11.