Former Worcestershire County Cricket Club bowling coach Matt Mason has criticised Bangladesh's decision to part company with coach Steve Rhodes.

The Australian worked with ex-Worcestershire coach Rhodes at New Road and took to social media after Bangladesh announced the decision earlier this week.

He wrote on Twitter: 'Steve Rhodes made such positive strides with Bangladesh over last 12 months or so!

'Think this is a real shame as I know he would have taken them from strength to strength. Their loss will be someone else’s gain'.

Mason spent 16 years with Worcestershire as player and bowling coach but left in January last year after a back room reshuffle.

Rhodes left his position with the Bangladesh national team halfway through a two-year contract.

The news came after Bangladesh’s disappointing Cricket World Cup campaign saw them finish eighth in the ten team table, winning just three of their nine matches.

Rhodes ended his 33-year association with Worcestershire as player and coach in December 2017 and took over the Bangladesh national side in June last year.

His two-year contract had been due to take him up to next year’s World T20 but Rhodes and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have agreed to end his deal prematurely.

The contract of bowling coach, ex-West Indies star Courtney Walsh, has not been extended.