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Bangladesh to get Vettori for another 20-22 days



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Bangladesh team will get their spin consultant Daniel Vettori the forthcoming New Zealand series as they went to play three ODIs and equal number of T20s. Nizamuddin Chowdhury, chief executive of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), said Vettori would work with Bangladesh for another 20-22 days even if though BCB did not renew his contract with Vettori.

In July 2019, BCB appointed Vettori as the spin bowling consultant for the Bangladesh team.  According to the agreement, the veteran New Zealand spinner was to work with the Tigers for 100 days.  Although this high profile coach has spent more time on vacation instead of working with the team.

Although he could not attend in the West Indies series at home due to Corona, however Tigers are getting him in the New Zealand tour. The chief executive said Vettori's experience is very important in the New Zealand soil. He also said that cricketers would also benefit by sharing dressing room with a legend like him.

"Vettori has been associated with the Bangladesh team for a long time and has been providing services.  But because of Corona, maybe he is having problems in traveling.  The main thing is that wherever he joins the team, he will have to stay in the quarantine for 14 days after returning to his country.  In that case, this is the main challenge for him to return to the country and quarantine for 14 days. He is joining the Bangladesh team's tour of New Zealand" said Nizamuddin.

"In the case of a legendary cricketer like him, we see this factors differently. The board thinks that having a legendary cricketer like Vettori with the Bangladesh team or sharing a dressing room adds a different dimension.  A former captain like him, especially in New Zealand conditions, his experience is very valuable to us.  So everything the board has done is thoughtful.  He will stay with the Bangladesh team for 20-22 days." He added.