BCB appoints S Sriram as Bangladesh coach for upcoming Asia Cup and T20 World Cup- Report

Sriram is currently the bowling coach of RCB franchise in IPL.

Sriram is currently the bowling coach of RCB franchise in IPL | RCB TwitterFormer India cricketer and Australia spin coach S Sriram has been appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh team for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 and the T20 World Cup by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

Sriram represented India in eight ODIs between 2000 and 2004 and also served as Australia's assistant and spin-bowling coach for a long time. The 46-year-old recently stepped down from that position to focus on his role with the Indian Premier League (IPL) side, Royal Challengers Bangalore.

A report in "The Daily Star" newspaper quoted a BCB director, who confirmed Sriram's appointment and said, "Yes, we have chosen Sriram up until the World Cup. As we are moving forward with a fresh mindset, the new coach will be seen from the Asia Cup onwards.

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And since the T20 World Cup is our main target, he (a new coach) will not get time to adapt if he is not recruited from the Asia Cup. Many may say that there is not much left for the Asia Cup. However, as I said, our main focus is the T20 World Cup.”

The BCB official clarified that Russell Domingo will continue to coach the Bangladesh Test side.

He said: "Domingo would continue his role in guiding the Test team, for now, as we have a Test match against India in November."

(PTI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 19 Aug, 2022

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