BCB appoint Craig McMillan as batting consultant
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have appointed former New Zealand all-rounder Craig McMillan as the batting consultant for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. The announcement was made by BCB on Wednesday evening.
Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has been appointed Bangladesh National Team Batting Consultant for the Tour of Sri Lanka 2020. In a decade-long international career for the Black Caps, McMillan had scored over 8000 international runs for New Zealand in Test, ODI and T20 formats.
Following his retirement as a player, McMillan performed the role of New Zealand’s batting/fielding coach from 2014-2019. He also has coaching experiences with Canterbury, Middlesex and Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab.
The Bangladesh Team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for three Test matches in October-November this year. McMillan will join the team during its pre-tour camp in Sri Lanka.
Earlier, former South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie resigned from his position and sent a letter to BCB last week. He quit from his position citing family reasons.
McKenzie was not interested in working on this long tour. To avoid the risk of corona, Bangladesh will have to migrate to Sri Lanka a month before the start of the series. Many restrictions must be obeyed. He was appointed as the batting coach of Bangladesh back in 2018 and served the team for two years.
As soon as McKenzie announced his resignation, Akram Khan told that they are trying to contact the former New Zealand all-rounder. And, within a few days, the decision has been made and McMillan is all set to join Bangladesh.