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April 11, 2003, 07:34 PM
According to BCB a new coach will join us in May. The coach is likely to be from South Africa or Australia. The BCB also said that the coach will either concentrate on batting or bowling.

As we all know how bad our batting sucks. So, it is likely that the coach will concentrate more on batting and then may be we would a bowling coach too. I think at this moment BCB should appoint two coaches, one for batting and the other for bowling.

We will also have a foreign chief executive officer (CEO). ICC is trying to help us. The officials would help to set up a management structure in the Board.

Would anyone want to list the possible best batting coaches and possible best bowling coaches?

[Edited on 12-4-2003 by ehsan]

April 11, 2003, 09:59 PM
Newspaper reports mentioned the name of a coach - "Dave Whatmore". And that Whatmore is going to be in the Indian Junior team for about 6 months. BCB is still trying to get him by offering him more money.

Bob Woolmer will also come once a year in Bangladesh from the ICC.

Another report said that Deepak Patel, New Zealand's former test cricketer - off spinner (I think he is also a Kenyan?) had shown intentions of becoming Bangladesh's coach. But the BCB is trying to take a high--profile coach, so they are I think discouraging Deepak Patel.

April 12, 2003, 05:42 AM
The best coach would be Sandeep Patil, the former Kenyan coach. He took the Kenyans from the dumps to the WC semi-finals. If the BCB gets him to coach the Bangladesh, He can work wonders and even take us to the semi-finals of the 2007 WC. We need a coach like him.

April 12, 2003, 10:28 AM
Naah. I don't think so. Sandeep Patil is not that good. Look at Kenya after the Sharjah Cup, where are they now...back to the place where they started from. The two reasons they were doing good in the WC 2003:

1) It was an African ground, their home ground, I'm preety sure they practiced day and night to show the world hey have something and to get the attention of sponsors. They are specialist in their home grounds only. If Pakistan goes now in Africa to play Kenya, they might lose to them.

2) Their old experiend players.

I would rather say the credit goes to the Kenyan players rather than the coach, Sandip Patil.

[Edited on 12-4-2003 by ehsan]

April 12, 2003, 11:57 AM
Kenya didn't do well in the Sharjah Cup as they had no Sandeep Patil. I am sure, if Sandeep Patil was there till Sharjah, Kenya would have won the Cup. For them, their coach has 50% credit and the players the other 50%.

April 12, 2003, 12:04 PM
Kenya didn't do well in the Sharjah Cup as they had no Sandeep Patil. I am sure, if Sandeep Patil was there till Sharjah, Kenya would have won the Cup.

Shahid what on earth are you talking about?!?!?!?!?

April 12, 2003, 12:07 PM
Shahid what on earth are you talking about?!?!?!?!?

pompous, i am always realistic and know what i say. kenya is nothing withoust sandeep patil and everything with sandeep patil. to him goes 50% of the credit.

April 13, 2003, 01:08 AM
We had an Indian coach (Mohinder Amarnath) before and if you don't know it already, while having an Indian coach, we failed in the 1994 ICC trophy - a black chapter in Bangladesh cricket - for which we could not participate in a world cup tournament (world cup 1996) that was held right in our 3 neighbouring countries - India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Until we can be the host of a World Cup tournament ourselves, we will never hire an Indian coach.

April 13, 2003, 02:23 PM
I agree with Pompous. Shahid doesn't know what he is talking about. Kenya would not have won the Sharjah Cup if they had had Sandeep Patil. Shahid, can you stop making these sweeping predictions that never come true. Weren't we supposed to beat India by a 100 runs in the first match?

April 13, 2003, 07:09 PM
the sharjah cup was a tournament in which 4 sub par sides played. as a result we did not see any outstanding individual performances by any of the players apart from sangakkara.

Kenya lost 2 matches convincingly and the zimbabwe match narrowly.

April 13, 2003, 10:07 PM
In the absence of Andy Flower (and also Alistair Campbell, Guy Whittal).