Walsh appointed Bangladesh’s bowling coach

Former West Indies cricketer Courtney Walsh.
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West Indies fast bowling legend Jamaican Courtney Walsh has been appointed the new Bangladesh bowling coach.

The West Indies record holder for the most wickets in Tests has signed a three-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He took up the postion from Sept. 1, 2016.

In a statement released by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Walsh said he is looking forward to getting started with the group”.

Walsh, 53, took a record 519 wickets from 132 Tests during an illustrious career which spanned West Indies’ dominance of world cricket and their precipitous decline.

He retired in 2001 and has since served as West Indies Under-19 team manager for the 2012 World Cup and as a senior team selector for the last two years.

He joins the Bangladesh side which is in ninth position in the ICC Test rankings and seventh in ODIs rankings.

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