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BCB decide to part ways with Steve Rhodes

Bangladesh Cricket Board on Monday announced they had parted ways with head coach Steve Rhodes following a disappointing run in the World Cup.

"We have decided to part ways with the head coach by mutual consent. The decision will be effective immediately," BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told AFP.

The decision came a day after Bangladesh returned home after ending their campaign, finishing on the eighth spot in the World Cup with only three wins in nine matches.

Rhodes was contracted with Bangladesh until the ICC World T20 in Australia next year but Bangladesh’s poor run in the World Cup costed him his job.

BCB confirmed coach Rhodes will not travel with the Bangladesh team on their tour of Sri Lanka later this month where they play three ODIs.

The Sri Lankan cricket authorities on Monday announced the itinerary that will consist of three matches on July 26, 38 and 31 at Premadasha International Stadium in Colombo.

"We will shorty name an interim coach for the Sri Lanka tour," Jalal Yunus, the chairman of the media committee of the BCB, told AFP.

‘BCB unlikely to renew contract of Walsh’

Jalal confirmed that it was unlikely that the BCB would renew the contract of Courtney Walsh while there was no decision yet on renewal of the contract of spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi.

Both Walsh and Joshi had been contracted with the BCB until the end of the World Cup.

Bangladesh's bowlers struggled to make inroads at the World Cup, leaking 2,473 runs at an average of almost 310.

Nizamuddin said Bangladesh will offer a new contract to batting coach Neil McKenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook but it won’t depend entirely on the board.

"We would like McKenzie and the fielding coach to stay with us. But it does not depend entirely on us," he said.