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capslock
April 20, 2007, 08:59 AM
Will stay on for India tour, details at:

http://content-www.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/291550.html

sensible
April 20, 2007, 09:03 AM
http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/291550.html

Will saty for India series

sensible
April 20, 2007, 09:04 AM
you just beat me to it....:-)

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 09:04 AM
multiple threads with the same news???

Mahmood
April 20, 2007, 09:12 AM
I am very saddened by this. Most of us probably don't realize, but not having whatmore may cause us to go back 5 years. So far, all coaches BCB selected since test status, Whatmore was the only good pick. Trevor, Mohsin... ewwww.

I hope they try their best to get McInnes. We have seen what he is capable of, most of the current BD players are McInnes boys. He is the best choice now.

Miraz
April 20, 2007, 09:14 AM
I was expecting the news.

Salute to him for all his great work.

Now, we should give him a proper farewell in the India series.

Well done Dav. We will remember you.

Now, it will be a real challenge for BCB to find a proper replacement.

No hurry, no sub-continent, must be an Australian or South African.

OZGOD
April 20, 2007, 09:17 AM
Is Greg Chappell available? He flopped with India as India had too many prima donnas in the squad, but I think the BD team is a bit more humble and willing to learn.

Tigers_eye
April 20, 2007, 09:21 AM
Great thing he is staying till the end of Indian series.

That way we will not face our ex-coach in a one-on-one series for a quite a long time. We may face him in twenty-20 WC. That would be interesting. He knows all our weaknesses.

He should get a proper farewell from the board, players and fans. Hats of to you for a wonderful service. We are grateful.

Tigers_eye
April 20, 2007, 09:25 AM
Is Greg Chappell available? He flopped with India as India had too many prima donnas in the squad, but I think the BD team is a bit more humble and willing to learn.
I want an ex-aussie captain but Chappell. His name is Waugh.

Steve Waugh a fighter. A man barely have a job (He is available). He can rebuild us. He has the knowledge.

Anyone watched six million dollar man?

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 09:31 AM
I don't know how down to earth and friendly is Steve Waugh. We need someone whom the players can connect to with and without cricket topic, have respect and both obedient to the coach.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 09:33 AM
How about Brian Lara, we really need help with our batting.

sadi
April 20, 2007, 09:34 AM
Down to earth? I guess Steve Waugh is as much down to earth as you can get from all the charity works he has done in India. Not 100 percent sure though.

Nasif
April 20, 2007, 09:35 AM
We definitely need someone who can connect with the players. And, I can't find anyone better than Richard McInnes. I hope BCB has McInnes at the top of its list.

Cryin Out
April 20, 2007, 09:35 AM
See here:

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bdeshvind/content/current/story/291550.html

Sovik
April 20, 2007, 09:36 AM
How about Brian Lara, we really need help with our batting.


he won't make it as a good coach. we could get john wright if he is interested

Ahmed_B
April 20, 2007, 09:36 AM
Steve Waugh a fighter. A man barely have a job (He is available).....
everything is fine.. but how do you even know that he is willing to coach BD or any other subcontinental team? :)

Miraz
April 20, 2007, 09:36 AM
I am really saddened with the news, it's like losing a very best friend.

Whatmore stood tall for Bangladesh in each and every occasion. We passed our toddler stage in international cricket under his guidance and he knew how to defend us.

It will be difficult for any other coach to maintain the progress curve.

We need a caring but professional coach not a hard face.

We had one in Eddie Barlow and then Whatmore. Who's next?

Kabir
April 20, 2007, 09:46 AM
Thanks Whatmore. The job will be easier now, I hope.

McInnes is the one I want for our team. He is the one who can BUILD a team from scratch. And at the current situation, our team needs to be built from scrach (at least the batting lineup). And there's no better coach than him who can do that.

Hatebreed
April 20, 2007, 09:48 AM
Very saddened by his decision to quit, but I was kinda expecting it. Hopefully he can leave on a high note from the India series.

Many thanks to Dav for all the hard work and dedication he's put into nurturing our young tigers. I hope the players can cope when he leaves. We need a coach who can continue the progress Dav has made. I think Richard McInnes is the right person, though Steve Waugh would be great, especially for our batting.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 09:52 AM
this thread should be in Bangladesh Cricket instead of World Cup Cricket 2007.

Tigers_eye
April 20, 2007, 09:59 AM
everything is fine.. but how do you even know that he is willing to coach BD or any other subcontinental team? :)
I remember he was willing to be an advisor for the minnows BD or Zim right after his retirement. He was the second vocal supporter as a captain for BD (1st one is Attapatu). He mentioned after playing against us that we were better than some test nations (hinting Pakistan, WI) and this was after 2003 Australia tour. So the interest is there.

As for BCB or any other board, while looking for a head coach his name should be in the short list with others. May not be the 1st one but it should be there. BCB needs to target a minimum of 4 coaches. Waugh should be one of them. He is a ruthless tacticianist. captaincy and batting will automatically improve. Those are two places we are lacking behind. He can lead we all know that. He can be inspirational to the future captains of BD cause he has done that already. He is not tested but he is young. He'll make some mistakes but eventually he will leave us in a better position than where he got us from.

That is my opinion.

Omio
April 20, 2007, 09:59 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

Nasif
April 20, 2007, 10:00 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

No subcontinent coach please. Not only that, Javed is the worse candidate for a coach.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 10:05 AM
We need a head coach, an assistant bowling coach, a fielding specialist and a batting specialist.

Fazal
April 20, 2007, 10:06 AM
Yes Dav was a good coach and had lots contribution for BD cricket and the recent success.

But times goes on... wound heals.... old goes .... new comes with new ideas.

So the key for us to make the right decision like we did last few time ( Dav, u-19 coaches) and not go back to old mistakes.

As we have some taleneted new players and few more in the wings, already trained in the AUS training mode, a coach from AUS may not be a bad idea.

This time I would like to see a BAD Daddy type coach ( Chappel, McInnes, Steve Waugh, etc) than a GOOD Daddy type coach (Dav, Lara, etc). Now that we have passed the first phase of our journy to fame, we need a coach who is more open to experiment, harsh on "under performing" superstars, set new higher standards, open to new blood, have a dog-house for players who doesn't learn form their mistakes, who is more direct and demanding and "in-your-face" type of coach. I know these BAD Daddy kind of coaches ususally doesn't work well with older players. But who cares about them in our team now a days? Remember the confrontation between Pilot and McInnes few years ago, when he was coaching the national team when DAV taking off? We need that kind of coach in our team.

Zobair
April 20, 2007, 10:07 AM
Thank you Dav Whatmore for all the great memories. Your name will forever be associated with the Tigers regardless of who you move on to coach after this. Thank you for your sincerity and hard work. Now lets hope the boys will rally around you and give you one last great memory to cherish during this India series.

BanCricFan
April 20, 2007, 10:12 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

Nice try! I think you are trying to pull our legs- aren't you??

akabir77
April 20, 2007, 10:13 AM
I remember he was willing to be an advisor for the minnows BD or Zim right after his retirement. He was the second vocal supporter as a captain for BD (1st one is Attapatu). He mentioned after playing against us that we were better than some test nations (hinting Pakistan, WI) and this was after 2003 Australia tour. So the interest is there.

As for BCB or any other board, while looking for a head coach his name should be in the short list with others. May not be the 1st one but it should be there. BCB needs to target a minimum of 4 coaches. Waugh should be one of them. He is a ruthless tacticianist. captaincy and batting will automatically improve. Those are two places we are lacking behind. He can lead we all know that. He can be inspirational to the future captains of BD cause he has done that already. He is not tested but he is young. He'll make some mistakes but eventually he will leave us in a better position than where he got us from.

That is my opinion.

agree but i don't know whether our management is pursuing enough of have ghilu enough to understand that.

Kabir
April 20, 2007, 10:14 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

I would rather go for Hasibul Hossain Shanto than Javed Miadad!

Russell2k7
April 20, 2007, 10:15 AM
Yes gonna miss Davvy. Done Excellent work with our team. Now, get Waugh or McCinnes.

akabir77
April 20, 2007, 10:16 AM
Is Greg Chappell available? He flopped with India as India had too many prima donnas in the squad, but I think the BD team is a bit more humble and willing to learn.
OZGOD u have understand our sentiment with INDIA here. No way we will get the xIndian coach who was almost fired and look at dav he had a fight with BCB for just showing interest to the Indian job. So i will be very surprise if I see chappell in the list.

Rabz
April 20, 2007, 10:16 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

you must be kidding mate...
with Javed Miandad comes his famous/infamous in law...Daud Ibrahim
Comes match fixing and relentless allegation..

he would spend more time teaching our cricketers how to cheat on your country and make yourself richer than playing good positive cricket.

No paikka or indian coach for God's sake.

Expected news about Dav.

We should give him a proper farewell he deserves from the boys, board and the country.

Stumped, where are you??

pagol-chagol
April 20, 2007, 10:19 AM
Thank you Dav Whatmore for all the great memories. Your name will forever be associated with the Tigers regardless of who you move on to coach after this. Thank you for your sincerity and hard work. Now lets hope the boys will rally around you and give you one last great memory to cherish during this India series.

Thank you Dav. Enjoy your life, career, bigger challenges and make lots and lots of people happy just like you made hundreds of millions Srilankans and Bangladeshis. You were the first coach that made us believe we can defy gravity. A future coach who may take us to Championship, will have a smaller task at this point. I wish we had given you a few genuine batsmen to mold. Some day...

nasim5
April 20, 2007, 10:19 AM
Thanks Dave Whatmore. He has done tremendous job for our team. He could make our team a wining team from loosing team. It would be better if he could continue another tenure as he well accepted by our players. We can get new coach but it will take time to get along with our team. It would be great if we can get Steve Waugh. He is kind of coach we really need and he will be inspirational coach for our young players. I hope BCB thinks about him.

MSR-BD
April 20, 2007, 10:26 AM
How about Javed Miadad?

No Paki.............Did you forgot what happen to the team when a Paki ?Mohsin Kamal was in charge??

PoorFan
April 20, 2007, 10:32 AM
Well done Dav, you deserve a big farewell. Hope BD boys improve more and fast and make you proud someday. All the best wishes to you and your next job.

As for BD new coach, I like to Steve Waugh or McInnes, and a BAD daddy type of figure as Fazal pointed out. It will be really exciting to watch farther improvement in BD cricket with those new breed.

MSR-BD
April 20, 2007, 10:35 AM
Thank you Dav Whatmore for all the great memories. Your name will forever be associated with the Tigers regardless of who you move on to coach after this. Thank you for your sincerity and hard work. Now lets hope the boys will rally around you and give you one last great memory to cherish during this India series.

Absolutely, Dav Whatmore is and will part of BD cricket………..no matter what he chooses to do…………at least to my generation he’ll always be the greatest hero who transformed a bunch of kids to winners……….! Thanks Dev!!!

Omio
April 20, 2007, 10:50 AM
No Paki.............Did you forgot what happen to the team when a Paki ?Mohsin Kamal was in charge??
yaa, thts true,

AsifTheManRahman
April 20, 2007, 10:53 AM
Dav Whatmore's done a good job and deserves a good farewell.

Coaches come and go, so I'm not saddened. Just grateful to the big guy.

I'm really excited to see who the BCB picks as coach this time. McInnes should top the list and de Winter may not be a bad option either.

gravitY
April 20, 2007, 12:08 PM
How about Javed Miadad?

ya.. then team would be splitted into several tribes :s:mad:

cricketboy
April 20, 2007, 12:37 PM
David Lyod is my choice.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 12:39 PM
We should name a bowling end as Dav Whatmore end, or Dav Whatmore stand.

gatekeeper
April 20, 2007, 12:40 PM
I am very saddened by this. Most of us probably don't realize, but not having whatmore may cause us to go back 5 years. So far, all coaches BCB selected since test status, Whatmore was the only good pick. Trevor, Mohsin... ewwww.

I hope they try their best to get McInnes. We have seen what he is capable of, most of the current BD players are McInnes boys. He is the best choice now.

While I would be happy with McInness' appointment (hopefully) as our coach, I do have a little concern. He's been involvement in 'Development', in both BD and Aus. We do need developing but I think Whatmore was great at preparing the team for matches. I'm hoping we do get him and he proves to be better than DW.

gatekeeper
April 20, 2007, 12:42 PM
He can rebuild us. He has the knowledge.

Anyone watched six million dollar man?

Yes, I remember 6 million dollar man. But we're not broken apart, we're a ragged at the moment. We need a good wash and a lttle grooming.

gatekeeper
April 20, 2007, 12:43 PM
David Lyod is my choice.

What's his coaching record?

BangladeshCricket
April 20, 2007, 12:48 PM
Whatever we improved, we will loose now...bad timing..but what can we do?
Our fragile team will again struggle, I hope McInnes can be found.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 12:58 PM
We really need 4 coaches each specialized in their own areas. Can we hire 4 coaches? We need to revolutionize Bangladesh cricket and coaching method same way our politics has changed, coaching needs strict discipline now with penalties if there is failure.

Fazal
April 20, 2007, 01:09 PM
Whatever we improved, we will loose now...bad timing..but what can we do?
Our fragile team will again struggle,

ha ha ha.... don't worry there is still life after Dav you know... its not all gloom and doom day infront of us. Role of national coach in our team is over hyped.

Yes we need a good coach. But there will be plenty available besides Dav. Its the age groups, development team and the hard work of Allister and Co. that is paying off.

The only trick for our national team coach is when a new player comes to the national the team, make sure that his rate of forgeting all the basics and learning new bad habiits are reduced or minimized. As long as he can do that and Allister and Co are there producing new talent, we will be fine.

I am recognizing Dav's contribution, but I think by doing too much we are kind of ignoring other people's contibution in recent BD success. And that is not fair to Allister and Co.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 01:15 PM
Can we get Glen McGrath as bowling coach? Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach and Steve Waugh as batting coach?

Sauron
April 20, 2007, 01:15 PM
Richard McInnes should be hands-down first choice.

I doubt that as a body BCB has the acumen to pick McInnes and give him a good offer. But I have not a shred of doubt in my mind that McInnes is going to be the best for the current BD team.

I want to echo what Fazal said - it's time for a tough daddy, nice daddy period is over.

Coaches come and go. Dav accomplished what no other coach could in the past. Greenidge tried, but failed. Other coaches did not even try effectively. Thanks to Dav! We will be grateful to you.

PS - Let's hope that our players don't miss Dav as much as some members are. Missing Dav is okay and natural, but don't choke up in tears over it. Just the coach could not accomplish squat if the talent pipeline and early grooming wasn't in place.

allrounder
April 20, 2007, 01:18 PM
Yes we need tough coaches like the tough army govt. we have now. Any lack of effort out in the field and stupid mistakes by players should be severely dealt with.

TheWatcher
April 20, 2007, 01:23 PM
Thanks DW for everything he has done for Bangladesh cricket. It is very kind of him to extend for another month so to see our team through the India series.

Sauron
April 20, 2007, 01:24 PM
I am really saddened with the news, it's like losing a very best friend.

Whatmore stood tall for Bangladesh in each and every occasion. We passed our toddler stage in international cricket under his guidance and he knew how to defend us.

It will be difficult for any other coach to maintain the progress curve.

We need a caring but professional coach not a hard face.

We had one in Eddie Barlow and then Whatmore. Who's next?

Do you need a shoulder to cry on? But all is not lost, if BCB offers more money, your best friend may choose to become your best friend again ... :p

BD team did need a patient and fatherly coach before ... and hiring whatmore filled that void perfectly. But now it's time to toughen up a bit and straighten the young ones. McInnes did it before, he should be the one to do it again.

Also, I have no idea why you say - "It will be difficult for any other coach to maintain the progress curve." What do you base your assesment on?


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pagol-chagol
April 20, 2007, 01:41 PM
Can we get Glen McGrath as bowling coach? Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach and Steve Waugh as batting coach?

I wish.

Miraz
April 20, 2007, 02:08 PM
Do you need a shoulder to cry on? But all is not lost, if BCB offers more money, your best friend may choose to become your best friend again ... :p

BD team did need a patient and fatherly coach before ... and hiring whatmore filled that void perfectly. But now it's time to toughen up a bit and straighten the young ones. McInnes did it before, he should be the one to do it again.

Also, I have no idea why you say - "It will be difficult for any other coach to maintain the progress curve." What do you base your assesment on?


.

We have very short memory as a fan.

Look at Bangladesh's progress under different coaches from 2000-2003 (after gaining test status).

Hope you'll find the answer. if you can't, I am afraid, you'll never find it.

ialbd
April 20, 2007, 02:15 PM
hmm unfortunate but as anticipated..... anyways Thankyou Whatmore for everything... your name will be in BD cricket forever...

BANTigress
April 20, 2007, 02:20 PM
Thnks to Whatmore he done a wonderfull job..

oporajeyo_bangla
April 20, 2007, 02:49 PM
Thank you Dav Whatmore! Bangladesh cricket is indebted to you for its current status. The next coach will have pretty large shoes to fill!!!

I wish you well in your future endeavors.

aosaif
April 20, 2007, 03:16 PM
I want an ex-aussie captain but Chappell. His name is Waugh.

Steve Waugh a fighter. A man barely have a job (He is available). He can rebuild us. He has the knowledge.

Anyone watched six million dollar man?

I soooooooooo want STEVE WAUGH!!!

ammark
April 20, 2007, 03:42 PM
Thank you very much Dav Whatmore... you have taken us miles forward, you have given us so much belief and self-confidence. We shall forever be indebted to you. We'll always relive the wins and the improvements that our team has gone through under you.

BanCricFan
April 20, 2007, 03:46 PM
I soooooooooo want STEVE WAUGH!!!

lol! I think he is happily married, otherwise!

habfreak
April 20, 2007, 05:21 PM
Bring back Gordon Greenidge (Or whatever the spelling of his last name is). Steve Waugh should be good too...and yeah..NOT SANJAY MANJEREKAR!
We should definitely name an end or stand after Dav Whatmore..wish he stayed for one more WC...Bringing us where he brought the Lankans!

tiger_2007
April 20, 2007, 06:50 PM
No coaches from Subcontinet, please ! I would strongly prefer someone from AUS /SA/NZ.

Mudassar Najar/Amarnath/Javed Miandad/Mohsin Kamal/ Ali Zia ----- those days are gone to coach BD team.

tiger_2007
April 20, 2007, 07:05 PM
I don't want to see Gordon Greenidge.

Kabir
April 20, 2007, 10:13 PM
lol! I think he is happily married, otherwise!

Sometimes thinking outside the box helps :)

SMHasan
April 20, 2007, 10:14 PM
May this good bye acts as a blessing in disguise.

I would like to thank Dave for his hard work and commitment. But it seemed that he is no longer concentrating on his job. I am saying so because he has already showed interest in other places which indicates that if he continues to work with us then he might not be 100% commited and sincere to us. It is my personal opinion.

I think we need to move on. We need to get a good coach who can work on some important factor like mental aspects of the game, small technical things. Who can help our youngsters to improve as a person.

We need to get at least couple of more people who will work on the batting and bowling department. I don't know why Shahadat is not doing well even having a good pace. People with a same pace are doing very well in other teams. Our bowlers need to know how to bowl yorkers, slower balls etc. I havn't seen any of our fast bowlers bowling slower ball or yorker during this WC. Indicates we need special help and to be taken care of.

Naseer Hussein made some very good comments on us after the WI match. He said to the Sky sports presenter 'Charles, these boys are immensely talented.Aftab and Ashraful are simply brilliant. They have got so much talent. They need to be nurtured. Dave Whatmore must be thinking what he is gonna do with these talent. I think when they will play in the next WC in their own soil they gonna compete for a semi final spot.'

We need a coach who will find the mistakes and act accordingly. Dave was good but some of his strategies are not 100% correct. We need to have a different approach to the game.

GuruTM
April 20, 2007, 10:17 PM
John wright would be the bestest choice. But i don't think we would be able to sign him up. Other teams will be eagerly awaiting to name him as their coach. Other than that i think Allistair d winter would be good. Does anyone remember him at all?
McInnes is also a very good choice. I am not sure if steve waugh would be the right choice for Bangladesh. If the time is right or if the money is right, Bangladesh by all means, should try to get john wright.

SMHasan
April 20, 2007, 10:24 PM
John wright would be the bestest choice. But i don't think we would be able to sign him up. Other teams will be eagerly awaiting to name him as their coach. Other than that i think Allistair d winter would be good. Does anyone remember him at all?
McInnes is also a very good choice. I am not sure if steve waugh would be the right choice for Bangladesh. If the time is right or if the money is right, Bangladesh by all means, should try to get john wright.

I didn't like John Wright's attitude towards Bangladesh when he was commentating. He was always talking about India's failure not giving credit to us.

He was taken to the commentary panel for India matches keeping in mind that he was in charge of India.And I believe he is biased. He can't be our coach.

Russell2k7
April 20, 2007, 10:32 PM
Pak is looking for John Wright.

capslock
April 20, 2007, 10:34 PM
I didn't like John Wright's attitude towards Bangladesh when he was commentating. He was always talking about India's failure not giving credit to us.

He was taken to the commentary panel for India matches keeping in mind that he was in charge of India.And I believe he is biased. He can't be our coach.


What if Dav Whatmore was commentating a year from now in a Bangladesh vs. Ireland match that Bangladesh was losing, how would you expect him to react?

SMHasan
April 20, 2007, 10:42 PM
What if Dav Whatmore was commentating a year from now in a Bangladesh vs. Ireland match that Bangladesh was losing, how would you expect him to react?

It is not about how I expect him to react it is about giving us the full credit.

He should know we are improving and we are not the same team. Still he was hardly praising us. Simply I didn't like it.

BD Tigers
April 20, 2007, 11:06 PM
thank you for job well done.

Protic
April 21, 2007, 04:39 AM
Steve Waugh would be a heck of a choice!!

fwullah
April 21, 2007, 05:55 AM
Only 3 names - McInnes, Steve Waugh and Greg Chappell?

I thought I read in the papers that a coach will be decided shortlisting from 6 coaches. Who can be those 6 coaches?

Personally, I would like to have someone like Dave Houghton or Andy Flower as our national coach - are they available or interested at all?

Stumped
April 21, 2007, 06:56 AM
thanks everyone for ur wishes etc... my mum has been on this site last couple of days and we will both be passing on the messages.

Kabir
April 21, 2007, 08:31 AM
Thanks Stumped. We do hope that you stick in here, and not disappear coz now you won't have any link to Bangladesh cricket. Wish him all the best, and ask him if he wants to talk to us via BanglaCricket chat function :D

AsifTheManRahman
April 21, 2007, 09:34 AM
khaise, ekhane to dekhi shokh michil shuru howe gese, lol. guys, calm down - coaches come and go. whatmore's been the best of the lot so far, but changes are good after a while. i for one am very excited to see what changes the board makes to the team and coaching staff.

cricketboy
April 21, 2007, 02:35 PM
What's his coaching record?

He was England coach before Duncan Fletcher.

capslock
April 21, 2007, 11:03 PM
Whatmore has helped our mentality tremendously, which was essential, next we need someone to work on our technique and discipline.

al Furqaan
April 22, 2007, 12:22 AM
khaise, ekhane to dekhi shokh michil shuru howe gese, lol. guys, calm down - coaches come and go. whatmore's been the best of the lot so far, but changes are good after a while. i for one am very excited to see what changes the board makes to the team and coaching staff.

ditto...DW was a great motivator...he knew how to get inside the players heads, the right way.

remember when he came first came in? BD was as strong as the current scotland team. perhaps even weaker. and they started fighting decently in test cricket right from the get go.

its time now for a guy who is a shrewd tactitian...some who can also contribute largely.

cricman
April 22, 2007, 12:47 AM
ditto...DW was a great motivator...he knew how to get inside the players heads, the right way.

remember when he came first came in? BD was as strong as the current scotland team. perhaps even weaker. and they started fighting decently in test cricket right from the get go.

its time now for a guy who is a shrewd tactitian...some who can also contribute largely.

Then give it Waugh, who ever is the captain can be a puppet captain and just follow his gameplan, obviously the new captain still has to think his head if things aren't going right.

mac
April 22, 2007, 01:13 AM
Thanks a lot Dav, will miss your presence. Thanks for everything you did for the development of our cricket...Wishing you a very happy future.

Bcb president Abdul Aziz said to Bangla vision that Steve Waugh is in the list. I would like him to guide the team.

Baundule
April 22, 2007, 02:12 AM
I was expecting the news.

Salute to him for all his great work.

Now, we should give him a proper farewell in the India series.



I think, Dav also seriously wants to give india a hard time. If he is joining them, he can show how crap they were at the timehe took the responsibiliy:-D

TheWatcher
April 25, 2007, 10:52 PM
Lateset on Whatmore saga -

Board (BCCI) officials have not even contacted these two possible candidates (Moody and Whatmore) over the phone. A senior official said it was up to the 'wannabe coaches' to contact them instead (typical arrogant BCCI :)).

Interestingly, both these coaches were in the running last time as well. It was later announced by a section of the Board that Whatmore 'could not be trusted' because he was willing to leave Bangladesh mid-way through his contract. "If he could do it to Bangladesh, he could do it to anybody," was the accusation.

But sources close to Whatmore dismiss these allegations, claiming a senior Bangladesh official scuttled the proposed move by calling up then-BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya to insist that Whatmore's contract would be extended and so he should be 'left alone'.

Officials yet to contact Moody, Whatmore</ARTTITLE>
(http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/TOIonline/Cricket_/Officials_yet_to_contact_Moody_Whatmore/articleshow/1951836.cms)
:) DW must have been very pissed off at BCB if they had really pulled strings to block him from an interview with BCCI two years ago. I guess he learnt his lesson and did not keep BCB hanging this time so that they would not pull another such stance.

Sandwich
April 26, 2007, 12:02 AM
We need a head coach, an assistant bowling coach, a fielding specialist and a batting specialist.

so you want Buchannan, Warnie, Bevan and Hayden? :-D

Sandwich
April 26, 2007, 12:18 AM
not sure steve waugh is capable or wants to coach, he was a cut throat captain but thats no garentee he can coach.

if i ran bangladesh cricket what i would be concentrating on is getting some specialist batter/bowlers to come and help reinforce your young guys. for a coach id be trying to convince buchanan or fletcher to take over.

after the WC showing many coaches will see bangladesh as a side full of potential, its the perfect team for a coach like fletcher to work with and in a few years i bet Bangladesh will be giving Oz a few scares if not gaining a win or 2.

my prediction is the next cricketing super power wont be an established team like SA or SL it will come from either Bangladesh or another team in a similar position maybe ireland or scotland (i picked these 2 because they should be getting more international games against england).

sri lanka might rally for a year or 2 but i suspect Oz and SL are about to drop abit.

India, Pak, Eng, SA i suspect there will be a major problems with these teams for the next 4-5 years.

Zimbabwe will be demoted as will Kenya the matches against Oz, SA and NZ against these 2 sides will be taken over by Bangladesh, and your bound to get your test win soon enuff.

at least im backing you lot against india ;)

actually id say most Aussies will be backing Bangladesh against India :p

TheWatcher
April 26, 2007, 01:19 AM
Fletcher is too old to continue as a coach. I would prefer Geoff Marsh.

SMHasan
April 26, 2007, 08:19 AM
not sure steve waugh is capable or wants to coach, he was a cut throat captain but thats no garentee he can coach.

if i ran bangladesh cricket what i would be concentrating on is getting some specialist batter/bowlers to come and help reinforce your young guys. for a coach id be trying to convince buchanan or fletcher to take over.

after the WC showing many coaches will see bangladesh as a side full of potential, its the perfect team for a coach like fletcher to work with and in a few years i bet Bangladesh will be giving Oz a few scares if not gaining a win or 2.

my prediction is the next cricketing super power wont be an established team like SA or SL it will come from either Bangladesh or another team in a similar position maybe ireland or scotland (i picked these 2 because they should be getting more international games against england).

sri lanka might rally for a year or 2 but i suspect Oz and SL are about to drop abit.

India, Pak, Eng, SA i suspect there will be a major problems with these teams for the next 4-5 years.

Zimbabwe will be demoted as will Kenya the matches against Oz, SA and NZ against these 2 sides will be taken over by Bangladesh, and your bound to get your test win soon enuff.

at least im backing you lot against india ;)

actually id say most Aussies will be backing Bangladesh against India :p

Few good points. I also think that after the WC show we will get more matches against the big guns. Specially AUS SA migth want to play with us rather than Zimbabwe or Kenya.

As for the coaches yes they should be interested to cach Bangladesh where there are lot of promise.