Last Update on: February 11th, 2023 at 06:04 pm
Sridharan Sriram, the former T20I technical consultant of the Bangladesh team, is unlikely to make a comeback, as per Jalal Yunus, the BCB cricket operations chairman. Sriram was appointed ahead of the Asia Cup T20 last year and was also present during the T20 World Cup.
However, with BCB appointing Chandika Hathurusingha as the head coach across formats, there were reports that Sriram would be unwilling to return as an assistant coach.
Before his potential departure, Sriram served as the T20I technical consultant for the Bangladesh team during the Asia Cup T20 and T20 World Cup, as well as the T20I series against the UAE and a tri-series involving Pakistan and New Zealand.
Under his guidance, Bangladesh played 13 T20Is, winning four and losing nine matches. However, they were able to end their T20 World Cup losing streak by beating the Netherlands and Zimbabwe in the Super 12 stage.
BCB Operations Chairman Confirms Sridharan Sriram’s Likely Exit
BCB Operations Chairman Jalal Yonus talked about a potential return for Sridharan Sriram before adding that the team will be looking for a team assistant coach but that would take some time.
“Sriram’s chance (of returning in the Bangladesh national team) is very little because he is not available. Mainly he is not interested in BCB’s terms. The assistant coach will be batting oriented but before the England series the chance of getting an assistant coach is very slim.”
Sridharan Sriram recently met with BCB officials during the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League to discuss his future role, but the BCB ultimately opted for a new head coach, Hathurusingha, instead of a split-coaching policy.