Joshi joins Bangladesh as spin consultant, Rhodes deal nearly done

Former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi is all set to join Bangladesh as the spin bowling consultant

However, before going into a long-term contract with Joshi, Bangladesh Cricket Board will observe his way of operation when the Tigers travel to Sri Lanka at the end of this month for a full series.

BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan said the meeting with Joshi was a fruitful one.

Bangladesh are scheduled to leave Dhaka for Sri Lanka on February 27 for two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20Is.

“We had meeting with him (Joshi). We want to keep him for the Sri Lanka series. We will offer him a long-term contract after observing him in the Sri Lanka tour,” Akram told the media Sunday.

On the other hand, the board has almost confirmed a deal with South Africa legend Jonty Rhodes as the national fielding consultant.

Bangladesh’s below-par performance in the fielding department lately made the BCB look for a fielding consultant. Richard Halsall is currently the fielding coach of Bangladesh while he also performs his duty as the assistant coach of the side.

source: Dhakatribune