Neil McKenzie (proper) had been with the Bangladesh Males’s workforce since July 2018.© AFP
Former South African worldwide Neil McKenzie on Friday stepped down as batting coach of the Bangladesh nationwide workforce because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s cricket board introduced. McKenzie had accomplished two years with Bangladesh after joining the Tigers through the tour of the West Indies in July 2018 however he was anticipated to proceed within the position after agreeing an extension. “We had a dedication with him for white-ball cricket,” BCB chief govt Nizamuddin Chowdhury advised AFP.
“Earlier than the COVID-19 outbreak, he agreed to work with us in all codecs. However within the modified circumstances, with new COVID-19 protocols, he knowledgeable us lately that it was getting actually tough for him.
“He must come 14 days earlier now and needed to spend much more time with Bangladesh away from his household, which was now not doable for him.
“So he needed to work in both red-ball or white-ball cricket. However we felt that it was higher to discontinue the association with him.”
McKenzie mentioned it was a troublesome determination.
“It’s tough to go away a task which I’ve totally loved. From the very starting I’ve been made to really feel part of the workforce and I’m going with completely happy reminiscences,” he mentioned.
Bangladesh are anticipated to return to international cricket in October with a three-Take a look at collection in opposition to Sri Lanka after a break of greater than 5 months, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh cricketers resumed coaching in July, however just one participant and one coach are allowed inside Dhaka’s fundamental stadium at a time due to coronavirus restrictions.