Streak leaves Bangladesh post

Bangladesh

Former Zimbabwe fast bowler Heath Streak will leave his role as Bangladesh bowling coach when his contract expires at the end of May.

There had been speculation that Streak would not opt to renew his contract amidst rumours that the former quick bowler had applied for a position with India’s national academy.

Streak released a statement announcing his intention to step down, saying: "I have decided that I shall leave my role as National Bowling Coach when my contract expires at the end of the month."

Streak went on to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board: "I would like to thank the BCB for the opportunity afforded to me in 2014. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I will continue to follow Bangladesh's progress closely.

"I feel now is the right time for me and my family to make this decision and I look forward to the future as I look to continue my coaching career."

Streak has not confirmed whether he has lined up another role but has asserted that he will continue to coach.

Bangladesh have renewed the contract of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and will look to replace Streak soon, with Champaka Ramanayake the favourite to succeed him in the role.

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