Neil McKenzie has stepped down as Bangladesh’s batting coach and cited the need to stay with his family during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, his decision was vastly influenced due to the ongoing pandemic.
“Neil has informed us that he was unable to continue as the Bangladesh batting coach, as in the changed world scenario it was important for him to stay close to the family in South Africa,” he said in a statement released by BCB.
“He has been a much-admired coach here and I wish to thank him for the work he has put in with the Bangladeshi batsmen, especially in white-ball cricket where the progress has been evident,” he added.
The former South African joined the tigers in July 2018 and recently completed his two years. He is credited with the team’s confident white-ball batting.
It must be noted that Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in October for a three-test series.