Bangladesh Cricket Board official said spin consultant Daniel Vettori assured them verbally that he will complete remaining 40 days of his tenure but insisted they are yet to take a decision regarding extending his contract.
Vettori took charge ahead of Bangladesh's tour of India in November and his contract ran until the end of the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, precisely November 15.
BCB looked determined to get the most out of Vettori as they engaged the New Zealander to work with young and budding spinners along with some seasoned campaigners outside the national team to develop their slow bowlers.
’’ I have spoken with him recently and He(Vettori) assured us verbally that he will complete the remaining 40 days of his tenure in the coming days,’’ BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told reporters on Tuesday.
‘’Let him complete it first and later we will decide our next course of action,’’ he said.
‘’We are yet to take a decision regarding extension of his contract and we will take it after discussing with all concerned board members in the coming days,’’ he said.
There was criticism going around in the country's cricket fraternity regarding the way BCB opted to use Vettori earlier as their spin consultant as they preferred to limit his engagements only with the national cricketers during his stay with them during a series or a tour.
Later, it was reported that BCB is planning to tweak the contract of Vettori so that he can work with a larger group of spinners during his 100-day period with Bangladesh ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year. As per the deal, Vettori receives USD 2500 per day.