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Steve Rhodes’ time as Bangladesh coach ended prematurely

Steve Rhodes’ time as Bangladesh head coach has come to an end following the team’s eighth-place finish at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Rhodes was on a two-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, having taken charge in July 2018, and was supposed to be in the role till the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.

However, following the team’s campaign in England and Wales, the agreement has been terminated by mutual consent. "We have decided to part ways with the head coach by mutual consent. The decision will be effective immediately," Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the BCB CEO, told AFP.

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Bangladesh had a decent World Cup campaign in all, and were in the running for a knockout spot till the final week of league matches.

They will travel to Sri Lanka later this month for a three-match one-day international series, but whether a new coach will be named in time for that tour remains to be seen.

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Afghanistan fans celebrate a boundary during the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm up match between England and Afghanistan at The Oval in London on May 27, 2019.

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