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Bangladesh batting coach Neil McKenzie steps down to spend more time with family amid coronavirus pandemic


Bangladesh batting coach Neil McKenzie stepped down from his position as he wished to spend more time with his family amid the coronavirus crisis.

Neil McKenzie was Bangladesh's batting coach since July 2018

Neil McKenzie was Bangladesh’s batting coach since July 2018 (Courtesy- Bangladesh Cricket Board)

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  • Neil McKenzie expressed desire to stay around his family amid the coronavirus crisis
  • Neil McKenzie had taken up Bangladesh’s batting coach job in July 2018
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) thanked Neil McKenzie for helping Bangladesh batsmen improve

Neil McKenzie has stepped down as Bangladesh’s batting coach, citing the need to stay with his family amid the COVID-19 crisis, the country’s cricket board said.

The former South Africa test player accepted the job in July 2018 and is credited with the team’s confident white-ball batting.

“Neil has informed us that he was unable to continue as the Bangladesh batting coach, as in the changed world scenario it was important for him to stay close to the family in South Africa,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said in a statement on Friday.

“He has been a much admired coach here and I wish to thank him for the work he has put in with the Bangladeshi batsmen, especially in white-ball cricket where the progress has been evident.”

Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in October for a three-test series



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