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Vettori, Langeveldt take up coaching roles with Bangladesh
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Vettori, Langeveldt take up coaching roles with Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have revamped their coaching staff by appointing Daniel Vettori and Charl Langeveldt as the new bowling coaches.

The former South African pacer Langeveldt will be taking over from Courtney Walsh as the Tigers' fast-bowling coach while ex-New Zealand spinner Vettori replaces Sunil Joshi to supervise the spinners on a short-term basis.

"Though we've yet to sign any agreement with Vettori he has agreed to work with us. We also got the confirmation from Langeveldt," BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said.

Vettori's stint with Bangladesh is expected to last 100 working days which will include both the tour to India in November and the World Twenty20 in Australia next year.

Vettori, who was part of Brendon McCullum's New Zealand which ended as runners-up in the 2015 World Cup, previously coached IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and the BBL team Brisbane Heat.

"Spin bowling has been a traditional strength for Bangladesh. I hope to share my knowledge as a player and coach of the demands of modern day spin bowling in all versions of the game and help the bowlers make good intelligent decisions so that they can maximise their talents and skills," Vettori said.

Langeveldt was South Africa's bowling coach for two years in the past from 2015 to 2017 and served a similar role for Afghanistan for a short period in 2018.

'No decision made on head coach yet'

The BCB directors have decided to extend the contract of batting coach Neil McKenzie while doubts linger over Ryan Cook as fielding coach of the team since his performance will be reviewed following the ongoing one-day series against Sri Lanka.

The position of head coach remains vacant ever since BCB parted ways with Steve Rhodes in the aftermath of a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Despite a promising start to the tournament, Bangladesh failed to exhibit consistency and ultimately finished eighth on the ten-team table.

"We had talks with several candidates for the head coach, but no decision has been made," said Nazmul.

One of the people contacted by the BCB for this job includes former Zimbabwe skipper and England coach Andy Flower but Nazmul added nothing had been finalized yet.