BPL 2022: Comilla Victorians appoints Steve Rhodes as their technical advisor


BPL 2022: Comilla Victorians appoints Steve Rhodes as their technical advisor

Comilla Victorians have appointed Steve Rhodes as their technical advisor for the upcoming season of BPL 2022. Steve Rhodes was Bangladesh Men’s National Team Head Coach. This will be Rhodes’s first assignment with Bangladesh after he was removed from his role in July 2019.

“He is a very experienced coach. He was one of our most successful coaches in Bangladesh,” Victorians’ head coach Mohammad Salahuddin said. “We can definitely get a lot of inputs from him. I can certainly learn from him. He is a gentleman. He has been made clear of his role with the team. He has already given some good suggestions”, Salahuddin added to his statement.

Steve Rhodes was appointed as Bangladesh’s Head Coach back in June 2018. Under Rhodes coaching, Bangladesh won the home test & ODI series against West Indies as well as the tri-nation series in Ireland involving West Indies. At the 2019 ODI World Cup, Bangladesh beat South Africa, West Indies, and Afghanistan, but lost five matches in the first-round league to finish in eighth place among ten teams. After the 2019 ODI World Cup, Steve Rhodes was removed from his position.

For the BPL 2022 season, Khulna Tigers have appointed Lance Klusener as their head coach, Chattogram Challengers have Paul Nixon as head coach and Shaun Tait as bowling coach, while Sylhet Sunrisers have appointed Mervyn Dillon as their head coach. Khaled Mahmud and Mizanur Rahman are now the only local head coaches, working with Khulna Tigers and Minister Dhaka respectively.

Comilla Victorians have so far won two BPL titles first in 2015-2016 when they outclassed Barisal Bulls in the final, and then again in 2018-19 when they beat Dhaka Dynamites in the final. Salahuddin has been their head coach right from the first season, since 2012.

The eighth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League will include a total of six franchises competing for the prestigious title. The BPL 2022 will begin on January 21 with a match between Chattogram Challengers and Fortune Barishal.

According to the BPL fixtures 2022 schedule, the league phase of the competition will end on February 12 with a match between Comilla Victorians and Khulna Tigers. There will be five phases in the league stage. The first, third, and fifth phases will be held in Dhaka. Phase 2 will take place in Chattogram, while phase 4 will be held in Sylhet. The Playoffs will take place from February 14 to 16, with the final match commencing on February 18. Dhaka will host the entire knockout round of the BPL 2022.

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