This year’s world cup was a kind of roller coaster ride for the Bangladesh team. At one moment they had their seat almost fixed for the semi-final, on the next moment they fell a lot far away from their expectations. However, it is very common for the teams to cut loose their tie with their coach. Bangladesh was no different at all. They came to a “Mutual Consent” with their coach Steve Rhodes and freed him from his duty. As the seat remains vacant, the team couldn’t go to Sri Lanka for their upcoming series. In this scenario, BCB just appointed a temporary coach for the team.

Bangladesh team probably got their temporary coach

Khaled Mahmud
Khaled Mahmud is a former Bangladeshi cricketer and a former Test and ODI captain.

Khaled Mahmud– director of Bangladesh Cricket Board is set to be the team’s new coach for a temporary period. Akram Khan(Chairman of the cricket operations committee) said that he is close to becoming the senior team’s temporary coach. However, the board will confirm the decision within a day or two. But he did not confirm that Khaled will still be continuing his duty as a director or not.

This will be the 2nd time for Khaled Mahmud to be playing the role of Director/Coach. In October 2017 he played the role for the first time after then head coach Chandika Hathurusingha resigned from his post. Khaled plays several roles in the BCB including that of the senior team’s manager and selector, chairman of the game development committee vice-chairman of the high-performance committee and vice-chairman of the cricket operations committee. So yes, he is a very busy man!

However, the tigers are set to leave for Sri Lanka tour on 20th July. The board needs chairmen’s approval to confirm this appointment. But BCB chairmen might not come before that. So maybe we will get the confirmation moments before the deadline.