Bangladesh rope in Stuart MacGill as spin coach

Stuart MacGill has signed a three month contract with Bangladesh
Stuart MacGill has signed a three month contract with Bangladesh
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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former leg-spinner Stuart MacGill as the spin bowling coach ahead of the home Test series against Australia.

MacGill has a total of 208 wickets from 44 matches but most of his career was overshadowed by the presence of legendary spinner Shane Warne. The 46-year-old also featured in three One-Day Internationals for Australia in 2000.

The news was confirmed by BCB chairman Akram Khan, who further added that the board is awaiting clearance from Cricket Australia so that the former New South Wales spinner can start working with the team with immediate effect.

"We have confirmed MacGill. We are waiting for him to get his NOC from CA," said Akram to Cricbuzz.

"Even if we don’t get him before the series against Australia we are sure we will have him in our dressing as soon as he obtains the required documents to work here."

MacGill, who has signed a three month contract will replace Ruwan Kalpage, who was sacked by the BCB for being irregular last year.

After the two match series against Australia at home, Bangladesh will head to South Africa to feature in two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in September and October.

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