DHAKA - The BCB intends to extend Thilan Samaraweera's spell as Bangladesh batting consultant until next year's Champions Trophy. Cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan said that Samaraweera is prepared to stay on in his role. "We are keeping him," Akram told BDnews24.com. "Everyone is positive about him. The coach wants him to stay back, and so does everyone else. He also doesn't have any reservations about it." Samaraweera joined Bangladesh ahead of the Afghanistan series for a stint that was initially to run until the end of the England series.