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Bangladesh appoint former New Zealand cricketer Craig McMillan as batting consultant for Sri Lanka series

  • Agence France-Presse
  • August 25th, 2020
  • 21:28:44 IST

Bangladesh on Tuesday named former New Zealand Test player Craig McMillan as batting consultant for their series in Sri Lanka starting in October.

Bangladesh moved quickly to name McMillan after former South African batsman Neil McKenzie stepped down from the post last Friday because of the coronavirus crisis.

File image of Craig McMillan. AFP

File image of Craig McMillan. AFP

McMillan, 43, will join Bangladesh's pre-tour training camp in Sri Lanka, the national board said. The three-Test series, expected to start in mid-October, will mark both countries' return to international cricket after the pandemic lockdown.

McMillan scored more than 8,000 international runs for New Zealand in 55 Tests, 197 one-day internationals and eight Twenty20 internationals before retiring in 2007.

He later became New Zealand’s batting and fielding coach from 2014 to 2019.

He also had coaching roles with Canterbury in New Zealand, Middlesex in England and Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab.

Updated Date: August 25, 2020 21:28:44 IST

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