The Sri Lankan legendary spinner will take over the post from interim spin coach Sohel Islam while former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince will replace Jon Lewis as Bangladesh national team’s batting consultant.
Herath will join the Bangladesh coaching team in Zimbabwe and will be in the role until the end of Bangladesh’s campaign in this year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
BCB stated that Prince has reached an agreement with the board to work with the Bangladesh batsmen for upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
The 43-year-old Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in the history of Test cricket with 433 wickets taken in a remarkable career lasting two decades, is an ICC/SLC Level 3 coach specialising in spin bowling.
Prince has been capped 119 times by South Africa in the three formats.
The 44-year-old is also a Level 3 coach who has worked as the batting consultant for South Africa A and had also been the A side’s interim-head coach.