Former Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has signed a two-year term as spin bowling coach of the Bangladesh men’s cricket team.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Wednesday announced that Herath will join the Bangladesh coaching team in New Zealand. Herath’s contract is inked until the end of November 2023. BCB operations chairman Akram Khan confirmed the news saying that Herath has been roped in as spin bowling coach for a two-year term with the national team.
“He (Herath) is going to New Zealand and will be a part of the team management during the two-match Test series. We are trying to sign a long-term contract with him, but for now, he is available for the tour of New Zealand,” said BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan to the media.
The Lankan legend had earlier been the Bangladesh team’s spin consultant for the away series against Zimbabwe this year, followed by the successful home series’ against Australia and New Zealand and the T20 World Cup. His tenure was over post the completion of Bangladesh’s horror run in the T20 World Cup 2021.
The first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand is due to begin on January 1 at Bay Oval in Tauranga while the second Test will be played from January 9. Prior to this, the Bangladesh team will also play two two-day practice games – one intrasquad and the second against a New Zealand XI.