Radford unavailable for HP home series

Sports Correspondent

12 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh High Performance Unit head coach Toby Radford will not be available in their upcoming home series against Ireland Wolves, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official informed on Thursday.

 HP’s pace-bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake will be in charge of the team during the series in the absence of Radford.

 “He is not coming as he is sick and won’t be able to travel to Bangladesh,” HP manager Jamal Babu spoke about the 49-year-old Englishman.

 “Champaka joined the training camp in Chattogram and he will be in charge during the series,” he added.

 BCB earlier announced that Ireland Wolves will arrive here on February 18 to play one four-dayer, five one-dayers and two Twenty20s against Bangladesh emerging team.

 The series will start with the lone four-day match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on February 26 - March 1 while the first three one-day matches will be held on March 5, 7 and 9 respectively at the same venue.

 Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka will host the remaining two one-dayers on March 12 and 14 respectively while the T20s will take place at the same venue on March 17 and 18 respectively.

 Ireland Wolves will depart on March 19 after completing their month-long tour in Bangladesh.