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Bangladesh Cricket Board are hit by a setback here as their newly appointed batting consultant Craig McMillan won’t be able to take up the role due to a personal loss in his family.
He was appointed in place of Neil Mckenzie, who stepped down due to family reasons. The South African contract was cut down since he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Craig McMillan to miss Sri Lank tour

The personal loss of Craig McMillan is of his father, who recently passed away in New Zealand. As a result, he conveyed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board that he won’t be able to take up that role for the upcoming tour.

“Craig has communicated to us that his father has passed away recently and therefore, it would not be possible for him to take up the batting consultant’s position of the National Team for the upcoming tour at this moment of grief.” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin said in a statement on Saturday.

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BCB understood Craig McMillan’s situation and offered their sympathies towards his family. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin hasn’t yet named a replacement yet but an announcement is expected very soon.

“We fully understand his situation. Our sympathies are with Craig and his family during this difficult time,” Nizamuddin added.

Earlier it was reported that McMillan and former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori were asked to come to the nation’s capital Dhaka first and then later travel with the squad to Sri Lanka if the tour was to go ahead. BCB had taken this decision so that the duo from New Zealand don’t get into mandatory quarantine troubles since the team will anyways be quarantined in Dhaka before flying.

The tour of Sri Lanka was initially scheduled to play in July-August but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised start for the tour now is 23rd October wherein Bangladesh will play three Tests against Sri Lanka under the newly established COVID rules.