Ahead of three match ODI series against Sri Lanka later this month, the Bangladesh cricket authorities on Monday sacked head coach Steve Rhodes after a disappointing campaign in the World Cup.
“We have decided to part ways with the head coach by mutual consent. The decision will be effective immediately,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told Cricket Age.
The decision came a day after Bangladesh returned home after ending their campaign in the World Cup at eighth in the league phase with only three wins in their eight matches.
Bangladesh’s three wins came against fellow strugglers South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan though they were competitive against major teams India, Australia and New Zealand.
Rhodes joined Bangladesh in June last year and guided the team to their first ever title in a multi-team tournament in Ireland just before the World Cup.
He was contracted with Bangladesh until the ICC World T20 in Australia next year but his inability to give the team the expected results appear to have cost him his job.
Accordingly, Rhodes will not travel with the team to Sri Lanka, where Bangladesh will play three ODIs later this month.