Tuesday 18 June 2019 ,
Tuesday 18 June 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Nuke project graft accused a BNP man: PM
  • Last phase UZ polls Tuesday
  • Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem denied bail, sent to jail
  • Probe report on Biman pilot’s travel without passport submitted
  • 2 female pilots bring pride for Bangladesh in Congo
  • No liquidity crisis in banking sector: PM
8 June, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Rhodes finally appointed head coach

He will continue the job till World T20 in 2020
Sports Reporter
Rhodes finally appointed head coach
Steve Rhodes

Ending all speculations, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday confirmed the appointment of former England wicket-keeper Steve Rhodes as the head coach of the country. His two year contract which starts on June 20, will run until the end of the World T20 in 2020.

His appointment ended the long search for Bangladesh’s head coach since Chandika Hathurusingha resigned from the post in October 2017.

The BCB's search for the new head coach began in November last year when they first approached Tom Moody, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower and Justin Langer but all five turned the offer down.

Then they interviewed Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons but the BCB didn't contact them back and both were soon appointed by West Indies Cricket Board and the Afghanistan Cricket Board respectively.

However after that the BCB nearly confirmed Geoff Marsh and Farbrace before asking Kirsten to help them find a new coach in a tough market where T20 franchise assignments are turning out to be more attractive.

While confirming the appointment, the BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon said the new coach would get all the facilities and freedom that Hathurusingha used to get.

“He will get the freedom like Hathurusingha. Coach is like a teacher so no needs to deny him. All kind of supports, he needs, he will get in due time—there is no doubt about it,” the BCB boss said yesterday at his Beximco Pharma office in the capital.

Rhodes’s name is the common in the short list prepared by BCB and Gary Kirsten, the consultant of Bangladesh. Hassan said that since his name is the common in all kind of short list, he is chosen as the coach of the team.

“He was in the No.1 position in the shortlist prepared by us, consisted of three coaches. He was also in the shortlist given by Gary Kirsten. Since he was common in the shortlist, we confirmed him. Moreover we will get him right at the moment. Considering all the facts, we believe he is the right choice. He will start his work after the Eid, I mean from June 20.”

“He regularly follows Bangladesh team, and we believe he can take the side to certain heights.”

Hassan also reiterated that they would batting consultant and fielding coach very soon.

“We gave importance to appoint a head coach before the West Indies tour. We did that. Now we will concentrate on appointing batting and fielding coach as early as possible.”

Rhodes, who will turn 54 next week, played 11 Tests and nine ODIs and is known for his talent-spotting skills. He had been in charge of Worcestershire since 2006, having played for them from 1985 to 2004. Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan played under the guidance of Rhodes during his stint with Worcestershire in 2011.

However, Rhodes was sacked last year by the county and relieved of his duties as head coach of the England Under-19 squad just before the World Cup, after it emerged that he had failed to report the arrest of a young all-rounder - Alex Hepburn - in a timely fashion.

Rhodes also oversaw the promotion of Worcestershire to Division One of the County Championship at the end of the 2017 season and had been recently made an England scout. His work with Worcestershire involved promoting a young and homegrown squad.

This will be his first test with a national team, and Rhodes is determined to make it count.

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 49.7%
No 46.2%
No Comment 4.1%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting