The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday appointed South Africa’s Ashwell Prince as their full-time batting coach until ICC World T20 2022, scheduled to be held in Australia.
Earlier, the BCB had not renewed the contract of Jon Lewis, the former batting coach.
Prince, who was not available for the recently concluded home series against Australia, will join the Bangla Tigers ahead of the upcoming home series against New Zealand, which will include a five-match T20 series from September 1.
Meanwhile, Prince has resigned as head coach of South Africa’s Western Province to join the Bangladesh men’s national team.
“Ashwell was a tough competitor whether it be as a player or as coach. He has taken many of our younger WP and Cobras players to the next level in their respective careers. We thank Ashwell for his service to Western Province and Cape Cobras cricket and wish him all the success with his new role with the Bangladesh team,” said Western Province Cricket President Ashraf Burns.
Significantly, Prince is the third South African in Bangladesh’s current coaching set-up behind Russell Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook.