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New bowling coach Walsh delighted with Bangladesh job

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Published: 2016-09-01 13:12:04.0 BdST Updated: 2016-09-01 13:12:41.0 BdST

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Newly appointed bowling coach Courtney Walsh thinks the Bangladesh team are a 'talented bunch of players' and is looking forward to begin working with them.
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The West Indies fast bowling great agreed to a three-year contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board which begins this week, the board said on Thursday.

The 53-year-old Walsh, the most successful bowler from the Caribbean Islands with 519 Test wickets, recently completed his role as a West Indies selector.

"Having watched Bangladesh cricket from afar over the years, they are a seriously talented bunch of players," Walsh said in a statement.

"Chandika Hathurusingha has done a wonderful job thus far as head coach so hopefully I can complement his skills and continue the positive progress.

"Obviously the West Indies is my home but the chance to go in a new direction on the coaching front and with such a talented group, was one I couldn't look past."

The Bangladesh job will be the first senior role for Walsh, who in the past has managed the West Indies Under-19 team and been a bowling consultant for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League among others.

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