Charl Langeveldt, Daniel Vettori assigned Bangladesh bowling coach roles
Charl Langeveldt (L) and Daniel Vettori are the newest additions to Bangladesh's coach staff. (AFP Image)

Charl Langeveldt, the former South Africa medium pacer and New Zealand’s best spinner Daniel Vettori have been assigned the roles of bowling coaches with Bangladesh. Langeveldt has been given charge for a period of two years, while Vettori will be in command for a shorter tenure – 100 days – as a spin bowling coach – which will include the tour of India later this year and the T20 World Cup in Australia next year. ALSO READ: Bangladesh fined for maintaining slow over rate against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Langeveldt and Vettrori’s appointments come as replacements for Courtney Walsh and Sunil Joshi, who were serving as the bowling and spin bowling coach for Bangladesh earlier. The Bangladesh Cricket Board conducted a board meeting where several decisions were made, including the renewal of contracts of senior selectors Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar. Batting consultant Neil McKenzie has also been given an extension till the T20 World Cup.

Langeveldt served as the bowling coach for his country South Africa between 2015 and 2017 before moving to Afghanistan for a small term role last year. Vettori, on the other hand, has a vast experience in coaching, having been with global franchises such as Royal Challengers Bangalore, Middlesex, 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 in a BCB statement.

“The role of head coach remains vacant, with the BCB having spoken to a number of candidates since it parted ways with Steve Rhodes after the World Cup. “We spoke to some coaches, and Andy Flower is one of them,” Nazmul Hassan, the BCB president, told ESPNcricinfo. “But nothing has been finalised. We are still talking to the coaches.”

There was no word on the future of fielding coach Ryan Cook, but it seems unlikely for him to continue. “After what happened yesterday, we have to ask the fielding coach what’s wrong,” Hassan said. “After that we will decide if we need a new fielding coach.”