Craig McMillan to Not Join Bangladesh Side

Craig McMillan to Not Join Bangladesh Side

Craig McMillan to Not Join Bangladesh Side

Bangladesh batting coach Craig McMillan pulls out from the upcoming tour against Sri Lanka to be with his family. 

Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan may be recalled to have accepted the role of being Bangladesh’s batting consultant for the upcoming tour against Sri Lanka. However, he has decided to pull out from the said match series after his father passed away. 

In a press release of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, ‘Craig has communicated to us that his father passed away recently and therefore it would not be possible for him to take up the batting consultant's position of the national team for the upcoming tour at this moment of grief. We fully understand his situation. Our sympathies are with Craig and his family during this difficult time’. 

McMillan was appointed for the role last month after having worked with New Zealand as an all-format batting coach for five years. He was signed as a replacement for Neil McKenzie who has respectfully declined to work with BCB after deciding not to travel during the pandemic. 

Currently, Bangladesh is working hard on their preparations for their upcoming tour against Sri Lanka. This comes shortly after SLC has decided to loosen up their mandatory 14-day quarantine restriction for the Bangladeshi team. 

So far, the BCB has now allowed their players to use their facilities for individual and small-group training sessions. As the training camp wraps up, the Bangladesh team has also been moved to a bio-secure bubble at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. 

Supposedly, the Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka was scheduled from July to August. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the first game of the three-match Test series has been postponed to October 23. To further understand how cricket matches are played, check out Betwala. 

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