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Bangladesh retain Walsh as coach for Afghanistan series

Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh (2L) chats with Taskin Ahmed (R), Kamrul Islam (L) and Subashis Roy (2R) during a practice session at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on March 14, 2017. Bangladesh play their 100th Test on March 15, against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

DHAKA, May 27: Bangladesh have retained interim coach Courtney Walsh to oversee the national side in next month’s Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan, the cricket board said on Sunday.

Bangladesh have been without a head coach since Chandika Hathurusingha stepped down in October after three years at the helm.

Walsh has been called on before, leading Bangladesh to the finals of a T20 tri-nations series in Sri Lanka in March which they narrowly lost to India.
Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for the three-match T20 series in the Indian city of Dehradun from June 3 to 7. It will act as a warm-up for Afghanistan as they prepare for their first-ever Test against India in Bangalore from June 14. IANS