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Former South African batsman Nic Pothas has been appointed as the assistant coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, according to an announcement made by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday.

The 49-year-old Nick Pothas has signed a two-year contract with the BCB and will join the Bangladesh squad in the United Kingdom next month for the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Ireland.

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Expressing his gratitude towards the BCB for the appointment, Nic Pothas stated,

“I am honoured to commit to the Bangladesh National Team. The depth and array of talent running through Bangladesh is exceptional and I believe we have some exciting years ahead of us.”

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Nic Pothas’ vast coaching experience spanning over a decade includes his stint as the head coach of West Indies from 2018 to 2019, and Sri Lanka from 2017 to 2018. He has also performed the roles of assistant coach and fielding coach for the West Indies team, as well as lead fielding coach for Sri Lanka.

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Prior to his new role with Bangladesh, Nic Pothas served as the wicketkeeping coach of Hampshire County Cricket Club. As a right-handed batsman in his playing days, he appeared in three ODIs for South Africa and amassed over sixteen thousand first-class and List A runs.

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Pothas will join a coaching team led by Russell Domingo, the head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. The appointment comes ahead of a busy schedule for the Bangladesh team, which includes the ODI series against Ireland followed by a T20I series against the same opposition, and then a Test and limited-overs series against England.

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Nic Pothas’ experience and expertise will be a valuable addition to the coaching staff as the Bangladesh team prepares for these upcoming matches. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan expressed his pleasure in welcoming Pothas to the team, stating,

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“We are pleased to have Nic Pothas join us as our assistant coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we believe he will be an asset to our team as we prepare for some tough assignments ahead.”

The BCB has shown a strong commitment to strengthening the coaching staff of the Bangladesh team in recent years, and the addition of Nic Pothas to the coaching team is a testament to this commitment.

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