Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori

Bangladesh Cricket have brought in Charl Langeveldt and Daniel Vettori as their bowling coaches. While Langeveldt will be their fast bowling coach, Vettori will be their short term spin bowling coach.

“Langeveldt has confirmed his service after we talked to him. After he comes here, we’ll finalize all formalities regarding the contract,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan said in a press conference. “Vettori is in USA now. He confirmed us through e-mail. But he will be available for 100 days only and will start his work with Bangladesh ahead of the series against India.”

Langeveldt, 45, has last played international cricket in 2010. He joins the Bangladesh team following a stint as Afghanistan’s bowling coach and has previously worked as South Africa’s fast bowling specialist coach and a high-performance consultant with their governing body.

Vettori said that he was looking forward to working with the team.

“This is a team on the rise and there is so much experience and potential,” Vettori, who will also prepare Bangladesh for the tour of India later this year and a trip to New Zealand in 2020, said in a BCB statement.

“It’ll be a pleasure to work with Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and the other up and coming youngsters which I’m looking forward to with a lot of interest,” he added.

Nazmul Hasan also said that they are looking to fill the vacant head coach position with Hathurusingha, who is currently the head coach of Sri Lanka.

When asked about Hathurusingha though, Hasan said ,”He will be considered if he applies. But neither we approached him, nor did he apply so far.”

Nazmul also confirmed that the selection committee will remain the same as he felt they did a good enough job.

“They haven’t done anything wrong, so what’s the problem in continuing with them,” Nazmul said. “They have done good job so far. That’s why we thought that they should continue. As per the new contract, they will select the team until the 2020 World T20. One position of selector remained vacant. We will try to fulfil this,” he said