Walsh open to Windies role


West Indies legend Courtney Walsh is delighted to be involved with Bangladesh cricket as the national team bowling coach after a lack of opportunities at home.

The 54-year-old has not been involved in any official permanent capacity with the West Indies team before but remains open to taking up a position with them in the future.

Walsh told the Jamaica Gleaner: “I have got three years down there with them [Bangladesh] so I don’t know what is going to happen after that, but I am not going to say yay or nay.

“I am happy to be where I am and I am happy to be able to have the experience to sort of round off something I have always wanted to do or enjoyed doing.

“If the chance comes to represent the West Indies at some point in time in that capacity, it’s something I will seriously think about, but at this present time, where I am is where I am.”

The great man is thrilled to be in the Tigers set up and is eager to learn all he can and impart the knowledge he has onto his charges.

He said: “A lot of people were saying that it’s (Bangladesh) a spin country and I shouldn’t be there, but I am happy to be there, and play my part, and I think that once they play to their true potential.

“(I) will just play my part as best as I can and hopefully reap some success.”

Bangladesh will be taking on New Zealand in three ODIs, three T20Is and two Tests with the first clash a fifty over game being played on boxing day.