Bangladesh news February 11, 2017

BCB take on Sunil Joshi as spin consultant

ESPNcricinfo staff

BCB president Nazmul Hassan has said that the board is in talks with former India spinner Sunil Joshi for a role as the Bangladesh team's spin consultant for their series against Sri Lanka next month. On Sunday, BCB's operations committee chairman, said Joshi would join the team for the Sri Lanka series, and former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes is also in the mix for the series as fielding consultant.*

"At least for now, we are getting Joshi for the Sri Lanka series," Akram said. "We have held talks with him. We will decide whether to keep him for a longer period after seeing his work. Jonty [Rhodes] is also nearly confirmed."

Joshi, who played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs for India between 1996 and 2001, is currently coach of the Assam side in India's domestic circuit and also had a stint as Oman's spin-bowling coach during the 2016 World T20.

*09.25GMT, February 12: This article was updated after Akram Khan spoke.