Bangladesh Cricket Board extends Allan Donald’s stay until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Bangladesh Cricket Board extends Allan Donald's stay until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

In a recent development, Bangladesh’s cricket board announced that former South African legendary pacer Allan Donald will continue as the bowling coach for Bangladesh until the ICC 50-over World cup set to take place later this year.

The 56-year-old Proteas who has more than 300 wickets in Test cricket and more than 200 wickets in ODI joined the sub-continent outfit in 2022 March. Since then he has been with the team in every series and also looked after Bangladesh’s bowling department during the ICC T20 World cup at Australia.

His first contract with the Asians was originally set to expire after the T20 WC but the BCB tied him down for the home series against neighbors India.

He is currently on the grind to get his work permit clear and will mentor Bangladesh as they welcome England for a 3-ODI and 3-T20I series.

Earlier today, BCB Chief Jalal Yunus confirmed the information earlier today – “Donald’s contract is extended till the (ODI) World Cup.” 

Meanwhile, former Sri-Lanka cricketer Chandika Hathurusingha will return to the Bangladesh set up for a second stint as the head coach. Hathurusingha was first appointed as the head coach in 2014 and remained till 2017. His resigning comes after a premature exit of former coach Russell Domingo who was supposed to be at the helm until the 50-over WC in India.

The entire foreign coaching committee are expected to land Dhaka by 22nd February as a part of preparation for the White ball series against the World champions at home. Can Bangladesh upset the Three Lions at home?