Courtney Walsh named interim head coach of Bangladesh

Courtney Walsh

Legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Courtney Walsh, has been installed as Bangladesh’s interim head coach for the Tri-Nation Series in Sri Lanka starting next month.

The 55-year-old Jamaican has served as the side’s bowling coach for the last two years but has been thrust into the top role with the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s inability to find a replacement for Chandika Hathurusingha who quit last October.

“Walsh has vast cricket experience, and everyone respects him as well,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan said.

Walsh joined the Bangladesh cricket organization in September 2016 on a three-year deal.  He has since worked closely with the national team’s bowlers especially in developing the fast bowler stocks.

He will now oversee the squad’s preparation for the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tournament which involves powerhouses India and hosts Sri Lanka.

Walsh played 132 Tests for the West Indies, finishing as the all-time leading West Indies bowler with 519 wickets.

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