Former Bangladesh national cricket team head coach Steve Rhodes yesterday visited the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) headquarters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur to complete the remaining formalities before leaving for England yesterday.
Rhodes was generally amiable with the media during his 13-month stint but he was not ready to say anything regarding his departure yesterday. In a surprise move the BCB parted ways with the Englishman just after Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign ended.
The BCB have not explained the exact reason behind their decision, saying only that they had a mutual understanding about Rhodes’ early exit. BCB president Nazmul Hassan however told reporters in London on Wednesday that: ‘Each individual has different styles; I am not saying that his style was bad. But there are problems when mentalities don’t match with us. Which is why we were thinking.’
Hassan also expressed joy over the way Bangladesh grabbed the attention of the world’s cricket fraternity through impressive performances in the World Cup.
“We had some internal issues which we completed today [Thursday],” BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters yesterday. When asked to evaluate Rhodes’ contribution, Chowdhury said they had some good results during his tenure.