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Daniel Vettori to earn a whopping amount per day as Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach

He also becomes the highest-paid coach in for Bangladesh.

Daniel Vettori of New Zealand
Daniel Vettori of New Zealand . (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has taken over as Bangladesh’s spin-bowling coach and is set to become the highest-paid coach for the Asian side if his daily income in the job is taken into account. In 100 days, the 40-year-old will be charging huge money from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

On a daily basis, Vettori will earn a salary of $3,571 which is close to three lakh Bangladeshi Taka (approximately Rs 2.5 lakh), the country’s cricket website cricfrenzy.com reported. Thirty percent tax will be deducted from his daily earnings, it added.

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This is the first time that Daniel Vettori is working with a national side in his coaching career. The former head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has replaced India’s Sunil Joshi to take up the Bangladesh assignment. BCB officials have hoped that Vettori’s services will benefit the country’s young spin bowlers.

On Friday, Bangladesh cricketers joined a training camp for the upcoming tour of India that includes three T20Is and two Tests, formally ending their recent strike against their cricket board. On Wednesday, the strike was called off after the BCB accepted most of their demands, that included better pay and facilities. It was led by the side’s captain in Tests and T20Is, Shakib Al Hasan.

Daniel Vettori also present at the camp

Arafat Sunny, who was recalled for the T20I series against India after three years, welcomed Vettori’s appointment. He praised Daniel Vettori as a spinner and said he always followed the former cricketer’s bowling in his playing days. “He was an international player and also did coaching in IPL. So maybe if I talk with him and get some advice on how I can improve, it will be better for me,” NDTC Sports cited agencies as quoting Sunny.

Daniel Vettori, who played international cricket between 1997 and 2015, ended up with 705 international wickets, including 362 Test scalps. He is New Zealand’s second highest wicket-taker after Sir Richard Hadlee (431) and is one of the three international cricketers to have scored over 4,000 runs and taken 300-plus wickets in the longer format. Bangladesh will play their first game in the T20I series in Delhi on November 3.

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