DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former Indian all-rounder Sridharan Sriram as the national team coach for the upcoming Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates and the T20 World Cup in Australia.
An article in ‘The Daily Star’ newspaper quoted a BCB director, who confirmed Sriram’s appointment and said, “Yes, we have chosen Sriram until the World Cup.”
“As we move forward with a new mindset, the new coach will be seen from the Asian Cup. And since the T20 World Cup is our main goal, he (a new coach) won’t have the time to adapt if he is not recruited from the Asian Cup.
“Many may say that there is not much left for the Asian Cup. However, as I said, our main objective is the T20 World Cup,” he added.
Sriram represented India in eight ODIs between 2000 and 2004 and was also Australia’s assistant coach and spin bowling coach for a long time.
It was under former Australian coach Darren Lehmann that Sriram was given the responsibility of coaching spin bowling in 2016.
The 46-year-old recently left the role to focus on his role with Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The BCB official, however, also said that South African Russell Dominigo will continue to be in charge of the Test side.
“Domingo would continue his role as Test team guide, for now, as we have a Test match against India in November.”

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