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Bangladesh batting coach McKenzie defends team batsmen
McKenzie Stepped down from Coaching. Picture: BCB

Yes, I’ve resigned, only reason being time away from the family. With Covid, the schedule, and doing all formats, the time away from my young family would be too much,” McKenzie told ESPNcricinfo. “I’ve loved being a part of the Tigers and will always have a soft spot for Bangladesh cricket and the great guys I’ve been fortunate to work with.”

Neil McKenzie has resigned from his position as Bangladesh’s batting coach, which he conveyed to the BCB through a letter on Thursday.

BCB is looking for a batting coach for the vacant post and planned to appoint a batting coach for the national team for a long term and for all formats of cricket.

Bangladesh will visit Sri Lanka next October. So BCB wants to appoint a batting coach as early as possible.

We’ve been looking for a batting coach since McKenzie stepped down from the post,” Akram said.

“Three or four names have come. We will appoint one who will be good for Bangladesh cricket. Since we have time, we will take decisions carefully. Hopefully we’ll reach a concrete solution very soon but one thing is sure that we are thinking to strike a long term deal and for all formats of cricket.”

Mahela Jayawardene is on the shortlist of potential batting coaches for the national team.

However, due to his involvement with IPL team Mumbai Indians, he may not agree to work as Bangladesh’s batting coach for the time being.

So the best possible option to appoint as batting coach now in the team of Bangladesh is New Zealand’s Craig Macmillan.

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