Richard Halsall joins Sussex as he ends his ties with Bangladesh Cricket

Richard Halsall joins Sussex as he ends his ties with Bangladesh Cricket

The Bangladesh Cricket team is currently without a head coach with Courtney Walsh serving on an interim basis.

Richard Halsall
England assistant coach Richard Halsall. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Former Zimbabwean cricketer Richard Halsall, resigned from his post of an Assistant coach as he submitted his resignation to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), sighting family inconvenience. Richard, who was roped in as the fielding coach for the Tigers in October 2014 was later asked to take up the team’s responsibility as the Assistant Head coach. The decision to step down from his duties came in after a decent performance by the Bangladeshi team in the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy.

Joins as the Academy director for Sussex

The end of ties with the Bangladesh cricket came in due to his will to accompany his sick father. Although, the former English coach joined the post for the Academy Director for the English county club Sussex just two days after his split with BCB. Earlier, the sudden departure of Chandika Hathurusingha saw Richard take up the team’s responsibility during the Tri-nation series at home and later during the bilateral Test and T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Richard’s departure leaves a void in the coaching staff of the Bangladesh cricket team. However, after his resignation, Courtney Walsh the bowling coach was appointed as the interim head coach for the side. Walsh, who has been with the team for quite some time now was the apt person to be roped in as the temporary coach given his valuable contribution that has seen Bangladesh cricket take giant strides in the recent past. The management didn’t seem in any sort of hurry to take a permanent call on the prestigious spot in question.

Halsall before undertaking the duties as the Bangladesh fielding coach in 2014, served as the fielding coach for the English national side from 2007 before his contract expired on October 3. The newly appointed Academy director for Sussex has also performed his responsibility as the fielding coach of Sussex for a long period of time. He was there in the period of 1998 to 2006. It would be a sort of homecoming for Halsall who aims to spend more time with the family in the near future.