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BCB set to extend Prince’s contract

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  • 26 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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BCB set to extend Prince’s contract

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Bangladesh are set to extend the contract of their batting consultant Ashwell Prince till the upcoming ICC World T20 in UAE and Oman, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official informed on Sunday. 

“We are talking to him about his contract extension and hopefully we will reach an agreement soon,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told The Daily Sun.

BCB earlier in June roped in former Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath and South Africa batsman Prince as spin bowling and batting consultants respectively.

Herath was given a contract till World T20 in October-November while Prince reached an agreement with BCB to work with the Bangladeshi batsmen for the Tour of Zimbabwe.

Prince has been capped 119 times by South Africa in the three formats.

The 44-year old is also a Level 3 coach who has worked as the batting consultant for South Africa A and had also been the A team’s interim head coach.

Prince, who replaced Jon Lewis after BCB decided not to continue with the latter after appointing him as batting coach in January, has coached the Cape Cobras since 2016 while also serving as a selector of CSA.

Prince is the third South African in Bangladesh’s current coaching set-up as the others are - head coach Russell Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook.