The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that they are speaking to former South African star cricketer Jonty Rhodes to be appointed as a fielding consultant on a short-term basis.
No deal has yet been formulated but talks are ongoing, BCB sources said.
Rhodes, who played 52 Tests and 245 ODIs for the Proteas between 1992 and 2003, is known as one of the best fielders to have ever played the game and is the current fielding coach of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians.
BCB director and Cricket Operations Committee chairman Akram Khan said, “Jonty is very busy. He could not work for a long time. Our talks with him are going on. If he agrees to work with us, he will then come here for a short term.
“He will work and share his experience with our national players besides high performance and our others teams also.
“Actually it’s difficult to get big names for the longer period. He will work for two-three weeks if he agrees. He will come here at the gap of his time.”
Bangladesh are scheduled to host a two-match Test series against Australia in September.
It has been speculated for months that the BCB was trying to fetch Jonty Rhodes to improve the players’ performance in the field.