BCB wants one batting coach for all formats
The Bangladesh Cricket Board BCB wants to appoint one batting coach for the national team in the long run and in all three formats. Neil McKenzie was the batting coach of the Bangladesh team in the limited-overs. However, the post became vacant as he suddenly resigned from his post. In addition to limited-overs, Mackenzie has also worked in some Test series with the Bangladesh Test team. But he was not the regular batting coach of Bangladesh for the Test format.
McKenzie suddenly resigned as the batting coach of Bangladesh. He stepped down, saying he could not stay away from his family because of the coronavirus. That is what Cricket Operations Chairman Akram Khan said.
The BCB has already shortlisted some coaches for the post. He added, ‘There are three or four names. We will appoint someone who will be beneficial for Bangladesh cricket. Since there is still time, we must proceed with caution. We hope we can reach a solution soon. But one thing is for sure, we are also considering long-term agreements with all formats.
McKenzie was scheduled to arrive in Dhaka in the first week of next month to join the Bangladesh team. But suddenly he decided to step down from the post of batting coach. Since his family is new, he does not want to travel outside the country for family safety reasons. Mackenzie first joined the Bangladesh team in the West Indies tour in 2016. He then signed a contract with BCB till the 2019 World Cup. His contract was later renewed for another two years.