West Indies' leading Test wicket taker Courtney Walsh says that while the opportunity to coach didn't present itself at home, he is living his dream of a first international coaching sojourn with Bangladesh.
The 54-year-old was set to leave the island for Australia for a training camp with Bangladesh's cricket team but stayed on in Jamaica to attend the 12th annual Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence on Wednesday night, reports jamaica-star.com
The West Indies bowling legend is the first man to take over 500 Test wickets, retiring with a total of 519.
"I have got three years down there with them so I don't know what is going to happen after that. I am happy to be where I am and to be able to have the experience to sort of round off something I have always wanted to do or enjoyed doing," Walsh outlined.
The record wicket-taker for the West Indies in Tests with 519 scalps to his name, Walsh has performed a variety of roles since retiring from international cricket in 2001 including coaching and talent spotting work, especially with fast bowlers and mentoring teams.
He has managed the West Indies Under 19 side, had been a bowling consultant for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League, was a part of the coaching team for the ICC Americas Cricket Combine and more recently, a selector of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).