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Bangladesh appoint Langeveldt, Vettori as new bowling coaches

Bangladesh Cricket Board have announced the appointments of Charl Langeveldt as the team's new fast bowling coach and Daniel Vettori as their short-term spin bowling coach, on July 27.

Langeveldt has been appointed for 2 years while Vettori will take charge ahead of Bangladesh tour of India later this year and will remain until the end of the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

Langeveldt will replace Courtney Walsh whose contract ended after the World Cup. Langeveldt, a former player from South Africa, last played international cricket in 2010 and has has stints as the bowling coach for South Africa and Afghanistan. During his playing days, he was known for the ability to swing the ball both ways at more than decent pace, and later on in his career went on to bowl some reverse swinging toe-crushers too.

Vettori, on the other hand, was in the thick of coaching roles only recently but decided against renewing his contract as Brisbane Heat's coach after four years in charge earlier this year. Vettori's exit from Brisbane Heat came close on the heels of his departure as Royal Challengers Bangalore's coach in the IPL and as Middlesex's coach in the T20 Blast.

Bangladesh are currently without a long-term head coach after the exit of Steve Rhodes following the 2019 World Cup, who was let go in a "mutual separation" following a cultural mismatch, and assistant coach Khaled Mahmud since then has been filling in for the ongoing series in Sri Lanka.

The management seem to be waiting on Chandika Hathurusingha to throw his hat in the ring. Hathurusingha currently is the head coach of Sri Lanka, with 16 months to go in his contract. Nazmul Hasan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president, has already said that the management is looking to fill the vacant head coach's role with someone who has worked with subcontinent teams before, more so at the national level.