Neil McKenzie (proper) had been with the Bangladesh Males’s group since July 2018.© AFP
Former South African worldwide Neil McKenzie on Friday stepped down as batting coach of the Bangladesh nationwide group as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s cricket board introduced. McKenzie had accomplished two years with Bangladesh after becoming a member of the Tigers in the course of the tour of the West Indies in July 2018 however he was anticipated to proceed within the function after agreeing an extension. “We had a dedication with him for white-ball cricket,” BCB chief government Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed 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 not doable for him.
“So he wished to work in both red-ball or white-ball cricket. However we felt that it was higher to discontinue the association with him.”
McKenzie stated it was a tricky choice.
“It’s tough to depart a task which I’ve totally loved. From the very starting I’ve been made to really feel part of the group and I’m going with comfortable reminiscences,” he stated.
Bangladesh are anticipated to return to worldwide cricket in October with a three-Check 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 primary stadium at a time due to coronavirus restrictions.