At the end of the World Cup, there was a buzz over the national cricket team`s former coach Steve Rhodes. Prior to the match against India, several local newspapers published news about Rhodes parting. That means that the outcome of Steve Roads was decided before the World Cup tour of Bangladesh!
In June last year, the BCB appointed Steve Rhodes as the head coach of the national team. Bangladesh played 30 ODIs under his supervision and won 17 matches. In the meantime, Bangladesh secured victory in 3 test matches playing 8 tests. Rhodes performance as a coach is not very disappointing but the board is not satisfied with him.
Khaled Mahmud Sujon said, `I don`t think Steve has been dropped for this series (World Cup). Since he was working here for a year, we have gone into negotiation with him through the board. His coaching might not have met the board`s expectations."
There is buzz around that Sujon may be appointed as an interim coach of the Tigers` for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. However, the BCB did not finalize anything yet.
According to Sujon, “The thing is, I’m always available. I don’t know anything about this. Coaching is my profession. The board once entrusted me with the responsibility of an interim coach. It is also a matter, whether I will take the charge of interim coach or not and the other thing is, if the board will think of me for the post or not.”
If the consequence Rhodes had faced was predicted before the World Cup, then who will take the responsibility of the bad luck? There are traditions of imposing the team`s failure on the coach only. Is it going to repeat? Will BCB directors not take any responsibility of the failure and solve the matter only by discharging the coach?
Bangla Insider/ SM