Courtney Walsh: West Indies great to become Bangladesh bowling coach

Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh has agreed to become Bangladesh’s bowling coach on a three-year deal.

Walsh, 53, has been a West Indies selector for two years and his contract with Bangladesh will run until the 2019 World Cup in England.

Bangladesh face Afghanistan in three 50-over matches before England visit in October, despite security concerns.

Walsh, who took 519 Test wickets, said the job was a chance to work with a “seriously talented bunch of players”.

He will work with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, the Sri Lankan former Test all-rounder who has been in charge of the national side since 2014.