Donald to quit as coach of Bangladesh cricket team

Bangladesh’s fast bowling coach, Allan Donald, is expected to step down following the team’s last November 11 match against Australia. The renowned pace bowler informed his subordinates of his decision on Thursday during a team meeting in Pune. On request for anonymity, a senior BCB official confirmed the news.

“Yes, during the team meeting on Thursday, he (Donald) told us that he will not be continuing with us after this World Cup,” the official stated.

This development signals the end of Donald’s brief but substantial leadership, which began in March 2022 with the primary goal of winning the T20 World Cup. However, the BCB decided to extend his contract through the current ICC World Cup due to the team’s remarkable growth with its pace bowling arsenal.

According to earlier reports from Cricbuzz, Bangladesh’s coaching staff may undergo significant changes after the current ICC World Cup.

On November 8, BCB declared that they would question Donald about his attack on captain Shakib al Hasan, who had appealed for Angelo Mathews’ “timed out” expulsion during their November 6 match against Sri Lanka.

Donald seemed unfazed when his attention was called to this matter. “I don’t mind at all if they (BCB) ask for clarification. Regarding myself, the explanation was reported in the media today,” Donald said to Cricbuzz, expressing his disinterest in continuing to play for the Bangladesh national cricket team following the conclusion of the current ICC World Cup.

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