Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince has been appointed as the full-time batting coach of Bangladesh national cricket team till the 2022 ICC World T20 in Australia, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official informed on Thursday.
“We have appointed Prince as our full-time batting coach till the T20 World Cup in Australia, scheduled in 2022,” BCB Media Committee Chairman Jalal Yunus told The Daily Sun.
The 44-year old also worked with Bangladesh national team during their full-fledged series in Zimbabwe last month where Bangladesh clinched series across formats.
Prince wasn’t available for their recently-concluded home series against Australia but he will arrive in Bangladesh before their upcoming home series against New Zealand. “I’m flying out from SA on August 20 (to join the Tigers),” Prince told The Daily Sun.
Prince will fill the vacant position of Englishman Jon Lewis, who was assigned on a series by series basis.
Prince is the third South African in Bangladesh’s current coaching set-up behind head coach Russell Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook.
Bangladesh will host New Zealand for a five-match T20I series, starting from September 1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.