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Prince quits as Bangladesh’s batting coach

Former South Africa batter Ashwell Prince is no longer the batting coach of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Wednesday.

Prince was appointed Bangladesh’s batting consultant during the tour of Zimbabwe in August 2021. He had still nine months left in his contract.

“The board respects Ashwell’s decision and accepts the resignation. We thank him for his service and professionalism and his dedicated work with the national team batters and wish him the very best for his future endeavours.” Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, the CEO of BCB said in a press statement.

Meanwhile, BCB has recently appointed Jamie Siddons, the former Bangladesh head coach, but it’s still unclear what role he will play in the national team coaching staff.

Jalal Yunus, the chairman of the cricket operation department of BCB, has told the media recently that they would give the responsibility of the national team batting coach to Siddons, and Ashwell may play the same role for the high-performance unit of BCB or other age-level teams.

However, before BCB handed him a new role, Prince parted ways with BCB.

Source: United News of Bangladesh