Steve Rhodes named Bangladesh head coach

The former England wicketkeeper-batsman takes over Bangladesh job, eight months after Chandika Hathurusingha’s resignation in October last year.

Steve Rhodes has been contracted until the end of the World T20 in 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.   -  Getty Images

Steve Rhodes has been appointed the head coach of Bangladesh.

The former England wicketkeeper-batsman takes over Bangladesh job, eight months after Chandika Hathurusingha’s resignation in October last year.

Rhodes has been contracted until the end of the World T20 in 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.

During his 23-year career, Rhodes played 11 Tests and nine ODIs for England, while enjoying a successful county career with Yorkshire and Worcestershire.

In recent years it is as director of cricket at Worcestershire, a role he occupied from 2006, that he has become most respected, developing a young squad and being used by the ECB as a development coach.

His long tenure at Worcestershire ended in controversial circumstances last year when he was sacked after failing to report the arrest and charge of one of his players. When the matter was investigated he was removed by Worcestershire and as head coach of England’s team for the U-19 World Cup.