Bangladesh Cricket signs a new team pyshio

Bangladesh Cricket signs a new team pyshio

Bangladesh cricket team. (Photo credit: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has terminated its contract with physio Dean Conway and has appointed Thihan Chandramohan in his place for the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka, a BCB press release informed today. According to the BCB, The 37-year-old Australian, joined the team yesterday in Galle where the first Test begins today.

Chandramohan is an experienced sports physiotherapist who has worked with elite level and first class cricketers as the lead physio for Hampshire County Cricket Club in the UK and Victoria Stars and Victoria Bushrangers in Australia. According to the Bangladesh team manager, Chandramohan arrived in Sri Lanka from Melbourne yesterday afternoon, and has joined the team in Galle to work with them from today.

As of now, a decision on the duration of his role has not been taken. He he has been appointed for this tour only and a decision on a full-time physio will be taken later. Conway, an ex-England physio, had joined the national team in December 2016 and was appointed till the 2019 World Cup.

He was with the side during the practice camp in Australia and the tours of India and New Zealand. But when the team left for Sri Lanka on February 27, the pyshio was left behind in Bangladesh.

BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury had said: “He has some administrative and banking matters that need to be resolved and that will take some time. That’s the reason he did not go with the team. We are working on that right now. Hopefully he will join the team in the next two to three days.”

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 2 T20s which begins today and the tour ends on April 6. After the loss to India in the one-off Test, the tigers will be looking to regain their confidence in the first Test.