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The end of Steve Rhodes era for Bangladesh

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The end of Steve Rhodes era for Bangladesh

Sometimes statistics does not exhibit the true content of a competition, like the one Bangladesh just got passed in the ICC World Cup 2019.

A weatherly misfortune and several close contests that the Tigers failed to hold breaths made Bangladesh languishing at number eight at the end of their World Cup campaign in England and Wales.

The immediate effect fall upon the backroom stuff of the team. On Monday, after a meeting among high officials, the Bangladesh Cricket Board cut ties with head coach Steve Rhodes that was termed as ‘mutual separation’ by BCB CEO.

”It’s not like we are sacking him. We had a clause that stated that we can assess our respective positions after this World Cup though he had the contract until the next World Twenty20,” informed Nizamuddin Chowdhury in a media briefing after the meeting.

”We can call it a mutual separation. We are implementing it from now on wards and that means he is not available with us from the tour of Sri Lanka,” he said.

On 7th of June last year, BCB appointed Rhodes as head coach following a seven months long vacancy after Chandika Hathurusingha resigned in October 2017.

Under Rhodes, Bangladesh played four Test series. These are home and away series against West Indies, face Zimbabwe and New Zealand at home.

Apart from winning the Test series against Windies, Bangladesh won both the ODI series against the Caribbeans, reached the final of Asia Cup at the UAE and clinched their first ever title in a multination tournament in Ireland prior to the World Cup.

It can be noted that Steve Rhodes has had another year according to his contract with BCB.

The highest authority of cricket in the country will decide with whom to fill the gap in their next board meeting ahead of Bangladesh’s bilateral series against Sri Lanka.

 

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