Dhaka, June 7 (Just News): Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday appointed former England batsman Steve Rhodes as the new coach of the national cricket team.
It has been in the news for quite some time, but BCB president Nazmul Hassan made the formal announcement in the afternoon,
The 54-year-old has signed a contract that will see him managing the Tigers till the T20 World Cup in 2020.
Bangladesh have been without a coach for almost eight months, since the departure of Chandika Hathurusingha, who is now the coach of Sri Lanka.
Although this is the first time Steve will be at the helm of a national team, he has already made a name for leading minnows to successes. He is a former coach of county side Worchester and the BCB believes his experience will prove to be invaluable for the 2019 World Cup that will be played in England.
As a player, Steve Rhodes represented England in 11 Tests and 9 ODIs.