ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh Cricket Board calls premature end to head coach Steve Rhodes' tenure

Bangladesh have parted ways with Rhodes and the contracts of fast-bowling coach Courteney Walsh and spin coach Sunil Joshi have also not been renewed as yet

Press Trust of India, Jul 09, 2019 13:59:15 IST

London: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to part ways with head coach Steve Rhodes before the completion of his tenure following the team's eighth-place finish in the World Cup.

Bangladesh finished well out of the top-four but won hearts with their spirited display that saw them pick up memorable wins over South Africa and West Indies. Shakib Al Hasan was on a roll with both bat and ball, scoring 606 runs at 86.57 besides picking up 11 wickets.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh Cricket Board calls premature end to head coach Steve Rhodes tenure

File photo Steve Rhodes. Reuters

"The board had a review following the Pakistan match (Bangladesh's last at the World Cup) in a meeting in London," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

"There it was decided that the BCB and Steve Rhodes will not continue on their agreement. The separation was by mutual consent. The BCB has not yet decided on a new coach for the Sri Lanka series, which is their next assignment," he added.

Rhodes was on a two-year contract after taking charge of the team in June last year. Bangladesh's next assignment is a three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka later this month and will be travelling without most of their support staff which helped them in the World Cup.

The contracts of fast-bowling coach Courtney Walsh and spin coach Sunil Joshi have also not been extended. West Indies great Walsh joined the team in August 2016 and former India spinner Joshi in August 2017.

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Updated Date: Jul 09, 2019 13:59:15 IST






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3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 6939 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254