West Indies legend Courtney Walsh, who has signed up to be Bangladesh’s specialist bowling coach will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow night.
He is expected to reach Dhaka at 8 pm. According to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, Walsh, upon his arrival will have various meetings with the board and the team management to get formally introduced.
“After we are done with the initial formalities, it will be up to him if he wants to stay here or not. Since we will be heading into the Eid holidays soon, there won’t be any work here. If he [Courtney Walsh] wants he can stay here during the Eid holidays, or he may return and come back on September 15. It depends on him,” Nizamuddin told The Daily Star today.
It was learnt from a BCB source that the West Indian would be earning around 12,000 to 15,000 dollars a month for his role with the Tigers.
Earlier in the day BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon, upon his arrival from Singapore, told reporters that Sri Lanka’s Thilan Samraweera would join the Bangladesh camp as a batting consultant for the England series. He also said that Bangladesh’s current fielding coach, Richard Halsall has been named the team’s assistant coach following the departure of Ruwan Kalpage.
With regards to Walsh’s arrival, Papon said: “We had been in touch with him for some time and we are glad that he is finally coming to Bangladesh. I think the fact that a man of his stature will be available to the national players in itself will be quite encouraging for them. “We have done quite some research before hiring him. He is very successful. I feel that he will be a great addition to our team.”