Kalpage shown the door

August 20, 2016

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Friday it had sacked the national team’s assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage after he failed to report for duty.
The BCB had asked Sri Lankan Kalpage to join the national team’s conditioning camp by August 16 ahead of the home series against England.‘We set a deadline for him to join, but he did not respond,’ BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told New Age.
‘Therefore we decided to terminate his contract effective from August 17,’ he added
Kalpage had reportedly expressed concerns over his safety in Bangladesh following an attack by gunmen on a Dhaka cafe last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.
Two other Sri Lankans — head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and fitness trainer Mario Villavarayan — as well as Zimbabwean fielding coach Richard Halsall have already joined the camp after the BCB provided them with armed security guards.
Kalpage joined Bangladesh as assistant coach on a two-year contract in August 2014 and was earlier this year given an extension until the 2019 World Cup.

-With New Age input

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