Former SL, WI head coach appointed as Hathurusingha's deputy
Former South Africa batter Nic Pothas has been appointed as the assistant coach of the Bangladesh national men's cricket team, stated a media release by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday.
The 49-year-old has reached a two-year agreement with the board and will start assisting Tigers head coach Chandika Hathurusingha during the three-match ODI series against Ireland in Ireland in May.
"I am honoured to commit to the Bangladesh national team. The depth and array of talent running through Bangladesh is exceptional and I believe we have some exciting years ahead of us," said Pothas.
In a coaching career that spans over a decade, Pothas had worked as the head coach of West Indies (2018-2019) and Sri Lanka (2017-2018). He had also performed the roles of assistant coach and fielding coach of the West Indies side and had been the lead fielding coach of Sri Lanka.
Prior to joining Bangladesh, Pothas was the wicketkeeping coach of Hampshire County Cricket Club. A right-handed batter in his playing days, Pothas had appeared in three ODIs for South Africa and had made over sixteen thousand first class and List A runs.