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Tigers won't get Cook, Gibson for SL ODIs

  • Published at 08:45 pm May 10th, 2021
Bangladesh cricketers listen as head coach Russell Domingo makes a point during training in Mirpur Monday BCB

Cook is the second member from the team management, after Gibson, not to be in service for the Bangladesh cricket team in the series

Bangladesh national team fielding coach Ryan Cook is set to be unavailable for Bangladesh’s ODI home series against Sri Lanka later this month.

Cook is the second member from the team management, after pace bowling coach Ottis Gibson, not to be in service for the Bangladesh cricket team in the series.

Cook took leave to attend to his pregnant wife, who is suffering from physical complications.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board approved Cook’s leave application and the former South Africa cricketer will leave Dhaka Tuesday.

“His wife is pregnant and they are expecting any time now. There is a bit of complication for which he had to return to his wife. We have approved his leave application and hope he will be with us during the tour of Zimbabwe in June,” informed BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan to the media Monday.

Meanwhile, pace bowling coach Gibson went on leave right after completing Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka earlier this month.

The two-week long hotel quarantine for Bangladesh cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman has been relaxed by the concerned ministry.

Posted by Sports Tribune on Saturday, 8 May 2021

The former West Indies cricketer took leave to spend some time with his family and will join work for the tour of Zimbabwe in June.

Bangladesh are set to host Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series later this month.

The visitors are scheduled to reach Dhaka Sunday.

The first match of the series will be played on May 23, followed by the second and third on May 25 and 28 respectively.

The series is part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League and each win will add 10 points to the tally.

The Bangladesh cricketers will resume training from May 18 following the week-long Eid-ul-Fitr break.

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