BCB confirm Steve Rhodes as Bangladesh coach till 2020

The 53-year-old will be contracted until the end of the World T20 in 2020.

Rhodes will stay with Bangladesh till 2020. (Getty)

Steve Rhodes who attended an interview for Bangladesh head coach role on Wednesday has been offered the role till 2020 which will also include the World T20 title as well. As per the reports, Steve Rhodes will be replacing Chandika Hathurusingha who is now coaching the Sri Lankan national cricket team. 

South African great, Gary Kirsten suggested Steve Rhodes name after BCB sought Gary's help to choose the right coach for their nation. Bangladesh is currently playing against Afghanistan in Dehradun and having already won the series they will face off against Bangladesh in the last and final ODI tonight. 

The confirmation of Rhodes's signing comes a day after BCB chief Nazmul Hasan's claims that the absence of a hard-nosed man in charge of the team was perhaps responsible for their recent on-field struggles.

Rhodes had a successful playing career as a wicketkeeper for Yorkshire and Worcestershire. After retiring, he began coaching and took over as Director of Cricket at Worcestershire in 2006, overseeing the development of a strong core of young, homegrown talent which helped the club achieve promotion to Division One of the County Championship last year. His work was well regarded at the ECB and Rhodes was part of the coaching staff for England's tour to Bangladesh in 2016.

Given his record for spotting and nurturing talent, that seemed like a sensible move but now with Rhodes's appointment as Bangladesh's coach, the ECB will need to find a replacement. Earlier, BCB had interviewed Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons too for the position.



By Anshuman Roy - 07 Jun, 2018

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