Jonty linked with Bangladesh fielding job

2017-01-25 11:30
Jonty Rhodes

Cape Town - Former Proteas batsman Jonty Rhodes has been linked with a field coaching role with the national Bangladesh team.

According to The Daily Star website, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in talks with Rhodes for a short-term fielding consultant position for the national team.

"We have contacted him and he has shown interest in the position," said BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon.

"We already have discussed and almost finalised the decision to bring Jonty Rhodes and people like him."

According to the publication, the deal is almost complete and the short stint may be anything between a week and a month.

Bangladesh had a poor tour to New Zealand - losing eight consecutive matches across all three formats - despite dominating a number of games.

Bangladesh will tour South Africa in September and October later this year, with the tour consisting of two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20 International matches.

Rhodes, 47, is considered as one of the best fielders in cricket and, if appointed, will replace Richard Halsall, who was promoted to assistant coach.

Rhodes is currently the fielding coach of the Indian Premier League franchise, Mumbai Indians.

The middle-order batsman played 52 Tests and 245 ODIs for the Proteas between 1992 and 2003.

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