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reverse_swing
January 30, 2008, 02:57 PM
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to appoint former Sri Lankan Test cricketers Ruwan Kalpage and Champaka Ramanayake as the head coach of the National Cricket Academy and fast bowling coach of development squads respectively, officials said on Wednesday.
Kalpage, who worked as the fielding coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team under both John Dyson and Tom Moody, will replace Shaun Williams at the GP-BCB Academy. Williams was recently made assistant coach of the Bangladesh national team.
Ramanayake, who was offered by the BCB to be the fast bowling coach of the national team on some previous occasions, will mainly work with the emerging fast bowlers of age-group teams, said Syed Ishtiaq Ahmad, the vice-chairman of the BCB’s game development committee.
‘We may attach him with the national team if that becomes necessary, but essentially he will be coach for the development squads,’ said Ishtiaq, who was in constant touch with the duo in the last few days.
‘We have got the confirmation from both of them and are now sending contract papers to them. If everything goes smoothly we can expect them to start work at the end of February,’ said Ishtiaq. The 38-year old new Academy coach Kalpage played 11 Tests and 86 one-day internationals for Sri Lanka. He played for Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Dhaka Primer Cricket League a few years ago.
The fast bowling coach Ramanayake, 43, has played 18 Tests and 62 one-day internationals to take 44 and 68 wickets respectively. He last appeared for Sri Lanka in 1995.

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akabir77
January 30, 2008, 03:08 PM
they couldn't find a better bowling coach? i mean for fast bowlers we need to learn all the tricks there r... and some one from england or SA could have been much better choice.

I know Akram or Waker wouldn't be interested in this job but one of them would have been the best choice...

well Nai mama r cheye Kana mama bhalo i guess...

al Furqaan
January 30, 2008, 03:15 PM
academy coach is OK i supose. but hiring a Lankan as a fast bowlers coach is like hiring a west indian to be your spin bowling coach. makes no sense...

BCB makes a dumb move here.

Ehsan
January 30, 2008, 03:37 PM
Champaka Ramanayake is mainly going to work with the age group. So, I am not too worried. He was the bowling coach of Srilankan National Team, so he must have had something in him. BCB may still search for specialist batting and bowling coach for the national team, this is what their plan was and BCB is heading towards that direction when its being emphasized that Champaka will work with age groups. So, all in all, it is good news for our cricket.

Edit: My assumption is that Siddons will play the role of batting coach and main coach for the national team. We have fielding and an assitant coach alread. So, I figure BCB is still looking for a bowling coach for the national team.

Dhakablues
January 30, 2008, 03:46 PM
I dont think this is a bad move,,,, rather a suprisingly good news. DOnt under estimate Srilnakan fast bowling attack.... You have Dihara Fernando, Malinga, Vaas,, the three great players who can and have rattled world top orders.

In fact, Srilankan coaches have contributed so much to our cricket with Carlos, Fernando pioneering the age group coaching. Long before them, it was the Srilankans who pioneered competiion at Dhaka League. Before Brandon Kuruppu, Silvas,,, Dhaka League was about Nehal Hasnain, Badhshah,,, after the Lankans, the rest of the greats joined.

Nevertheless,,, both these coaches are qualifed ones and better alternatives. We may hire better bowling coach for the national team but for the moment,, BCB did the right thing. They deserve the credit!!

cricket_pagol
January 30, 2008, 03:50 PM
I think it is a pretty good move... I have a lot of faith on the Srilankans.

AsifTheManRahman
January 30, 2008, 04:20 PM
Decent move, seeing that it's the National Academy that we're talking about. Both of these men have satisfactory coaching backgrounds.

zia
January 30, 2008, 04:26 PM
Here is what they have done to SL cricket. Good reading from Ittefaq. (http://www.ittefaq.com/content/2008/01/31/news0071.htm)

Nocturnal
January 30, 2008, 06:06 PM
Good move by BCB.

Ishtylish cricketer
January 30, 2008, 07:47 PM
Great addition. If only the players could have a slightly better pitches to play on. Even in Srilanka playing with Murali they still have Singhalese sports club has some pace on the pitch in Bd there is probably none. What doesn't make sense is that we struggle to bat in those too. They reduced the boundary so much (in most Bd grounds) that it became a joke for opposition to hit 6s and 4s.

kalpurush
January 30, 2008, 10:42 PM
Here is what they have done to SL cricket. Good reading from Ittefaq. (http://www.ittefaq.com/content/2008/01/31/news0071.htm)
Much thanks Zia for the link. It's a good move in deed. :-D

jeesh
January 30, 2008, 10:51 PM
I have been asking around about these two individuals. Kalpage as the Head of National Cricket Academy is not a bad move. The guy has been around under different big name coaches, and has also been working with the SL national team as fielding coach. But there were better options. I would have looked at Chandika Haturusingha, who has been doing exceptionally well as a coach in Sri Lanka.
The second signing Mr. Ramanayake isnt bad at all either. He has been credited for contribution to the development of quite a few SL bowlers such as Dilhara Fernando, Nissanka, Ruchira Perera and so on. In his playing days he was a hard working bowler who led the SL attack when there were no other notable quicks around. It will be nice to see him working with our younger bowlers.
I am reasonably satisfied with both the new coaches. Living in Sri Lanka, i have noticed we can get along much more with them compared to Indians or Pakistanis. History says Sri Lankans roots actually come from Bangladesh. Surprising? Well here its quite well known. So i am glad we are looking at Sri Lanka to recruit coaches. We dont need big name guys, we need people who understand our players, can communicate well with them and teach them the right discipline. Sri Lankans in general are very easy going, but when it comes to business they are very serious and committed. Good move BCB.

nsd3
January 30, 2008, 11:17 PM
SL coaches at age level identified and groomed a few good cricketers with whom McInnes started to work later on and had commendable results. I recall one of the SL coaches being Barnardos (spelling might not be right), who happened to be at the helm of age level development in BD for a while.

Some might have not been very happy with the decision, but I'm feeling good. Good on you BCB!

MarufH
January 30, 2008, 11:17 PM
good move, much convinced with "jeesh"s post.:big_hug: About SL originating from BD, thats a newie to me though. I thought ADAM (A) was dropped down from the heaven to somewhere in SL. So, doesn't that make the whole world starting from SL???

RazabQ
January 31, 2008, 12:51 AM
If all that Kalpage teaches our boys is how to beef up like Vaas, Dilhara or Lasitha, I'll be happy. Watching the chicken legs of our bowlers when they are practicing in their black practice legging is seriously depressing.

RazabQ
January 31, 2008, 12:51 AM
BTW, this should be done without going all Mark McGuire about it ...

Ishtylish cricketer
January 31, 2008, 01:15 AM
BTW, this should be done without going all Mark McGuire about it ...

Or without going Barry Bonds or Shoaib Akhtar about it.

Niceman70
January 31, 2008, 01:58 AM
good move, much convinced with "jeesh"s post.:big_hug: About SL originating from BD, thats a newie to me though. I thought ADAM (A) was dropped down from the heaven to somewhere in SL. So, doesn't that make the whole world starting from SL???


"
Contribution of Bangladesh to Ancient Civilisation
Bangladesh is the frontier of South Asian civilization. It is the natural bridge between South and South East Asia. Because of its location, Bangladesh was the intermediary in trade and commerce between the South Asian sub-continent and the Far East. This region, as a distinguished historian observed, "played an important part in the great cultural association between the diverse civilizations of Eastern and South Eastern Asia which forms such a distinguished feature in the history of this great continent for nearly one thousand and five hundred years."

Tradition has it that Sri Lanka was colonized by a Bengalee Prince Vijayasingha who established the first political organization in that island. Gadadhara, another Bengalee, founded a kingdom in the Madras state in South India

Bangladesh region also played a seminal role in disseminating her beliefs, art and architecture in the wider world of Asia. The Bengali missionaries preached Mahayana Buddhism in the Indonesian archipelago. Kumaraghosha, the royal preceptor of the Sailendra emperors of Java, Sumatra and Malaya peninsula, was born in Gauda. The Bengali scholar Santirakshit was one of the founders of the Buddhist monastic order in Tibet. The great Buddhist sage Dipankara Srijnana, also known as Atish ( 10th-l1th century) reformed the monastic order in Tibet. The Bengalee scholars Shilabhadra, Chandragomin, Abhayakaragupta, Jetari and Jnanasrimitra were venerated as great theologians in the Buddhist world.

Ancient Bangladesh also witnessed the flowering of temple, stupa and monastic architecture as well as Buddhist art and sculpture. There was discernible influence of the Pala art of Bengal on Javanese art. There was a close affinity between the scripts used on certain Javanese sculptures and proto-Bengali alphabet. A group of temples in Burma were built on the model of Bangladeshi temples. The architecture and iconographic ideas of Bengal inspired architects, sculptors and artists in Cambodia and the Indonesian archipelago. The influence of Pala art in Bengal could be easily traced in Nepalese and Tibetan paintings, as well as in Tang Art of China."





The above article is taken from BANGLADESH TOWARDS 21ST CENTURY , published by the Ministry of Information, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. ASNIC is grateful to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington D.C. for providing the book.

http://inic.utexas.edu/asnic/countries/bangla/bangladeshm.html

BD-Shardul
January 31, 2008, 03:26 AM
Time will say

tiger_army
January 31, 2008, 04:01 AM
academy coach is OK i supose. but hiring a Lankan as a fast bowlers coach is like hiring a west indian to be your spin bowling coach. makes no sense...

BCB makes a dumb move here.

Not really Sri Lanka is one of best fast bolwling generator of the world... Apart from Marali they hardly has/had any spinner....Vass-Malinga-Farnando is one of the best line up of the world, off course better than Pak's current lineup...

mshakir56
January 31, 2008, 04:07 AM
Specialist coaches for batting and bowling is bound to be fruitful in the long run. Srilanka does have some great fast bowlers, and hold a record of their own, as far as fast bowling is concerned. So no harm done their.

tiger_army
January 31, 2008, 04:23 AM
We have lots of promising Batsman in the junior level but we r lack of promosing fast bowlers. he heard lots of fast bowlers name during the U 19 level, but when they grown up they turned into crap. So i thnk the new bowling coach can do something here...

Sohel
January 31, 2008, 05:26 AM
Vaas, Malinga, Fernando, Maharoof, Murali and Sana ... need I say more???

Sri Lanka has one of the best bowling attacks in the world, in all forms of cricket, with excellent bowlers in the pipeline. I just don't get this tendency to dis "our own kind" when it comes to imported expertise.

Miraz
January 31, 2008, 05:54 AM
They might not be the most high profile coach in their category, but undoubtedly they are among the best.

Just have a look at the bowling and fielding of Sri Lankan setup, I will be happy if they can instill half of the aggression within the young Bangladesh players (Academy, A team, National team).

jeesh
January 31, 2008, 07:17 AM
Well i wont rate Sri Lanka as high as many of you in terms of producing pace bowlers (i refrain from using the term fast). But i would see its more realistic if we benchmark against them rather than a Pakistan or an Australia.
One thing Ramanayake will do is get the best out of our bowlers, and get them to work hard. As a bowler he was very much focused on line and length and maybe a bit of swing. Where i hope he makes an impact is by changing the attitude of our bowlers.
As for Kalpage, some of my fellow Sri lankan colleagues at work say is an good move. They believe Kalpage will be particularly useful in helping us in the area of fielding. He also brings in batting and spin bowling experience. On BCB's part i think its smart. We need to improve fielding and fitness at the age group level instead of honing them when they are with the national team.
Btw i met Aminul Islam in Colombo the other day. He told me he came to pursue a course organized by SLC. He is also pursuing Level 3 coaching. Asked him about his aspirations to coach Bd. Said he has definitely kept it in mind and working towards it. Really hope he becomes the National Team Coach of Bd one day.

kfirooz
January 31, 2008, 10:44 AM
For those of u who do not know, Ramanayake was the one who spotted Malinga and moulded him. This is a fact ackowledged by the bowler himself.

Tigers_eye
January 31, 2008, 01:33 PM
Excellent move by BCB. This is futuristic thinking. build a bridge from the age group to the next level and hold on to the success, confidence, intensity and build character.

SL has better pace bowling attack than England, NZ and Pakistan. They are grouped with the Australian, SA and Indian pace (barring no injury) attack in my book.

Definitely this will help BD.

auntu
January 31, 2008, 01:55 PM
seems to me good choice by new bcb. after showing slow capabilities in other forms. sl roots from bd really interesting. i enjoy it. really.

Buddhika_s
January 31, 2008, 02:16 PM
How the hell did we manage to loose Ramanayake?

Dude, he saw Malinga playing beach cricket somewhere down in Galle and look where Malinga is now. Good move I guess by BD... not so good for SL.

Moshin
January 31, 2008, 05:10 PM
well they sri lankans have developed one of the best fast bowlers in the world, vass, malinga, murali, fernando... this may be bring many new skills to the bowling attack of our team maybe.

One World
January 31, 2008, 11:54 PM
My point is its lunch time and we are only offering brunch. A lot of talk was going on about bouncy fast pitches. With such arrangement someone with seaming experience could be more acceptable.

RazabQ
February 1, 2008, 12:23 PM
My point is its lunch time and we are only offering brunch. A lot of talk was going on about bouncy fast pitches. With such arrangement someone with seaming experience could be more acceptable.But our team keeps oversleeping ...

reyme
February 1, 2008, 03:31 PM
They might not be the most high profile coach in their category, but undoubtedly they are among the best.

Just have a look at the bowling and fielding of Sri Lankan setup, I will be happy if they can instill half of the aggression within the young Bangladesh players (Academy, A team, National team).

Good Call! My thought exactly!

al-Sagar
February 2, 2008, 04:30 AM
good acquisitions.

ramanayeke is good enough to be the bowling coach even for the national team.

Eshen
March 13, 2008, 03:28 PM
Lanka to lose two coaches

http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/03/14/spo02.asp
Forty three year old Ramanayake will take up duties as the bowling coach of the Bangladesh national team while Kalpage (38) who has being associated with SLC since 2001 will be the High Performance Head Coach of the Bangladesh team.

Ramanayake who played 18 Test matches and 62 one day internationals for Sri Lanka as a right are paceman has produced some outstanding fast bowlers in the calibre of Lasith Malinga, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekera, Ishara Amerasinghe and Chanaka Welagedera who have represented the country with distinction.

Kalpage who represented the country in 11 Test matches and 86 one day internationals has the unique record of having served SLC in different positions such as computer analyst, fielding coach, Under 15 coach, Under 19 coach, Sri Lanka ‘A’ team coach and spin coach of the national team.

auntu
March 13, 2008, 03:51 PM
so when r they joining?

BANFAN
March 13, 2008, 04:22 PM
they couldn't find a better bowling coach? i mean for fast bowlers we need to learn all the tricks there r... and some one from england or SA could have been much better choice.

I know Akram or Waker wouldn't be interested in this job but one of them would have been the best choice...

well Nai mama r cheye Kana mama bhalo i guess...

Waker would be readily available. He is doing nothing at the moment. But I don't think he would be good as a coach. But Wasim was once interested but now he is very busy with the Star Sports comentry team. He could be a good coach.

But I think these srilankans are not bad. Srilanka has been producing some good bowlers. Atleast he can give the basics of fast bowling to our upcoming bowlers. We didnt have any, till now.

akabir77
March 13, 2008, 04:39 PM
Like i said Those SL are the best for Academy teams where you can build pacers. But i think for Ntl team we needed some one who knows how to ball in what environment. cause even the wind can cause trouble to the in-experienced bowlers. just like prashad helped their bowler with his knowledge which he got from dennies. Even after playing so many years he him self didn't know. so thats why i am saying we needed some one who has done well in NTL cricket. but These Sl r pretty good too. so we will see.

Dhakablues
March 13, 2008, 06:11 PM
Even an Alimuddi Kolimuddi is better than having nobody.. Sarwar Imran is doing his part but he needs fresh ideas...Siddons is primarily a batting coach and he needed a bowling coach.. Ramanayek is a good option because he knows the culture and can work out things closely. Mashrafee definitiely needs some help and to create the backups from Sajidul Islam, Zia, Dollar,,, we need a dedicated one to build their muscles and tecniques before they join the national team. Also, if I do remember correctly Kalpage did play for Mohammedan many years ago and were one of the Srilankans who changed Dhaka Leagues glamour to reach the heights to attract stars like Akram, Ranatunga, JayaSuriya..

arafath79
March 13, 2008, 09:06 PM
Ramanayake bhai jadi amaer Rubeilla, Roy, Dollar ar Salahuddin k geniune fast bowler banay dita pare within 2-3 years tahole ami mone korbo unare rakha oti uttom hoisa, khub sundor hoisa. Apatoto unader somporka beshi kichu bolar nai.

arafath79
March 13, 2008, 09:09 PM
Even an Alimuddi Kolimuddi is better than having nobody.. ..

:-DHehehehe....Alimuddi Kalimuddi diya jadi bhalo kaj aday kore neoa jay tahole to bhaloi. Toba Ramanayake ki Alimuddi type kina ekhono bojha jache na.

Dhruvo
March 15, 2008, 04:55 PM
Ramanayake is Bangladesh's fast bowling coach
Sa'adi Thawfeeq
March 15, 2008

Champaka Ramanayake (right) will work with the Bangladesh team for two years © AFP

Champaka Ramanayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. Bangladesh have also roped in the services of former Sri Lankan offspinner Ruwan Kalpage as their high performance head coach to run their National Cricket Academy, which will be set up shortly in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Speaking about his switch in allegiance, Ramanayake, who also headed Sri Lanka's Fast Bowling Academy for the past seven years said, "I would have loved to continue to help my country produce more fast bowlers, but at the same time I also had to look after myself financially. The offer from the Bangladesh Cricket Board was too attractive to turn down."

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/342631.html)

irteja
March 15, 2008, 04:56 PM
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nsd3
March 15, 2008, 05:07 PM
Mods, can this be merged with the following, which was generated at the end of January? That included related comments starting from the start of the new coach appointment story.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=25344

Zunaid
March 15, 2008, 06:03 PM
Mods, can this be merged with the following, which was generated at the end of January? That included related comments starting from the start of the new coach appointment story.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=25344

Thanks for the heads-up. Merged.

AsifTheManRahman
March 15, 2008, 06:13 PM
Good stuff. I personally think this is a great move.

Ajfar
March 15, 2008, 07:42 PM
hey atleast we hav a bowling coach now....better than nothing....

tonoy
March 15, 2008, 07:48 PM
This is awesome. We really needed to tune up our fast bowling stock. I can't wait until these guys get to work on Shahadat, Mashrafe and the rest of the guys. They not only need help with their bowling but also on physique. No offense, but did you guys see Shahadat and Mash recently? Mash added a bit too much fat, while shahadat could really use some extra protein bar(just cant stand to see his stick like arms). If these two can sculpt their body like Malinga and Fernando, they would get that extra 10-15k pace automatically without a doubt.

Russell2k7
March 15, 2008, 10:14 PM
Good. Now when do we get a good batting coach?

BANFAN
March 16, 2008, 04:51 AM
Like i said Those SL are the best for Academy teams where you can build pacers. But i think for Ntl team we needed some one who knows how to ball in what environment. cause even the wind can cause trouble to the in-experienced bowlers. ..........

True. If an experienced fast bowler like Akram/WI has loads of them, could be given a 5/6 months short contact with the National team, the bowlers would be highly benefitted.

Antora
March 17, 2008, 03:04 AM
I'm not sure if a thread like this has already been open...but Ramanayake is going to be our fast bowling coach :-|

Champaka Ramanayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. Bangladesh have also roped in the services of former Sri Lankan offspinner Ruwan Kalpage as their high performance head coach to run their National Cricket Academy, which will be set up shortly in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Speaking about his switch in allegiance, Ramanayake, who also headed Sri Lanka's Fast Bowling Academy for the past seven years said, "I would have loved to continue to help my country produce more fast bowlers, but at the same time I also had to look after myself financially. The offer from the Bangladesh Cricket Board was too attractive to turn down."

Ramanayake, 43, said he had no regrets in leaving his present job as he felt there were enough fast bowlers in the queue to serve Sri Lanka for the next two to three years. During his tenure at the academy, he had the privilege of working with many of the current crop of fast bowlers, the most notable being Lasith Malinga. He predicted that two young fast bowlers, Madura Lakmal Perera from Kalutara and Tamil Union's Suranga Lakmal, could be playing in the national team shortly.

"In the seventies and eighties the country depended to a large extent on spin," Ramanayake said. "The scenario has completely changed now with the national side sometimes fielding as many as three to four fast bowlers in a match."

He hasn't ruled out returning to his role in Sri Lanka once his contract with Bangladesh finishes. His assistant, Anusha Samaranayake, is expected to take over the role as head coach of the academy.

A Level I (English) and Level II (Australian) qualified coach, Ramanayake played first-class cricket for 20 years for Tamil Union and Galle CC, taking 480 wickets. He played 18 Tests (44 wickets) and 62 ODIs (68 wickets) for Sri Lanka between 1988 and 1995.

Kalpage's wealth of experience in coaching, including his work with junior Sri Lankan teams, helped him clinch the job in Bangladesh. Another former spinner Piyal Wijetunga, who has been assisting Kalpage, is expected to take on the role of spin bowling coach.

"It was too good an opportunity to miss," Kalpage said. "I had to think of my future. I thought here was a good opportunity for me to extend my experience and one day come back and be national coach of Sri Lanka."

Kalpage stated it was a new challenge for him to be invited to head an academy of a Test-playing nation and hoped his appointment would spark more opportunities for coaches in Sri Lanka.

"No Test playing country has made such an offer to Sri Lankans before and I consider it an honour. The experience I will gain is good for my future. It also opens the door for other Sri Lanka coaches as well. Several foreign coaches come to Sri Lanka with lucrative salaries and gain experience at different levels. This is an opportunity for us to show that we are also equally capable as the foreign coaches.

"At present we are not recognised on par with the foreign coaches in our own country. We don't have a proper salary structure in place and there is no proper grading of coaches. Thereby our coaches have no future here."

Kalpage's role as high performance head coach also involves setting up a proper A squad for Bangladesh and assisting their national team in spin bowling and fielding whenever required.

Kalpage played 11 Tests and 86 ODIs for Sri Lanka between 1992 and 1999, and is best remembered for his fielding. He assisted Trevor Chappell as Sri Lanka's fielding coach in 1999 before taking over his role in 2001. He fulfilled the task till 2005, but in 2004 he played a dual role when he was also appointed as the computer analyst of the team. He became the head coach of the Spinners Clinic in April 2006 and also coached the A team, and Under-19 and U-15 teams.

source-
http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/342631.html

Nocturnal
March 17, 2008, 03:13 AM
I'm not sure if a thread like this has already been open...but Ramanayake is going to be our fast bowling coach :-|

Champaka Ramanayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the fast bowling coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. Bangladesh have also roped in the services of former Sri Lankan offspinner Ruwan Kalpage as their high performance head coach to run their National Cricket Academy, which will be set up shortly in Mirpur, Dhaka.
...


Very good news indeed.
We did already have a thread on this issue
Kalpage, Ramanayake set for Bangladesh job (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=25344)
(might need a merge)

al-Sagar
March 17, 2008, 03:19 AM
i think the news we got before was that both kalpage and champaka will join the HIGH PERFORMANCE coaching of academy

but now this news indicates that champaka will actually join the national teams coaching which is a very good news.

both of them are very good coaches and ihope bangladesh now have a good coaching team.

now the batsman and bowlers should start to perform and fans need to be patient

WarWolf
March 17, 2008, 04:23 AM
Wonderful move...

Sohel
March 17, 2008, 05:11 AM
I'm also looking forward to the positive impact these fellas will have with our so called curators Inshallah. We need the type of sporting pitches the Lankans have come up with of late for Malinga, Fernando and Vaas.

abu2abu
March 17, 2008, 05:22 AM
Ramanayake is not even a fast bowler, from what I've heard he bowled brisk medium at best. However, he's a fine coach and I think it's good that we are hiring coaches from Sri lanka. Recently, i think we have been over-reliant on aussie coaches...

zainab
March 17, 2008, 06:45 AM
I think that they need a very good fast bowling and spin bowling coach for the national team.

fwullah
March 17, 2008, 06:51 AM
So who will be our batting coach?

Razi
March 17, 2008, 08:07 AM
So who will be our batting coach?

lolz.....who do need man we have SIDDONS as our batting and head coach...!!!

WarWolf
March 17, 2008, 08:15 AM
Hope we will get a set of bowlers like Vaas, Malinga, Fernando, Mahroof in the next 2/3 years...

Ishtylish cricketer
March 17, 2008, 08:20 AM
Changes won't be seen till they change the infrastructure. Bowling, batting and fielding coaches are needed at lower levels first and foremost. If players arrive at the national team with no formal training/coaching, it will take long time for those players to get rid of their bad habits. Nevertheless, at least we have a bowling coach and now we are on par with other major cricketing nations in terms of coaching stuff.

jisaan
March 17, 2008, 10:29 AM
I think that they need a very good fast bowling and spin bowling coach for the national team.

what should be the criteria for being "a very good fast bowling and spin bowling coach"

lamisa
March 17, 2008, 11:00 AM
how much are we paying this guy?

al Furqaan
March 17, 2008, 12:28 PM
So who will be our batting coach?

batting coach niya kita kortai? emni kormo 150, omnu kormu 160. laab to nai eto taka khorcha kore...:smug:

jeesh
March 18, 2008, 10:53 PM
I have been reading a few articles in the Lankan papers, and speaking to a few ppl. They are quite upset they lost Kalpage and Ramanayake to us. The reports stress on Sri Lankan Crickets crisis and inability to hold on to the good coaches the country has produced over the years. The more i hear all this, the more i am convinced this is a terrific move for us.
Kalpages appointment is a very smart move in my opinion. He can contribute to our cricket immensely in the areas of fielding and spin bowling. He has been working with some of Sri Lankas upcoming spinners.
Good move, hope this will pay off. Now we have specialists in more or less every area.

U-17, 1999
March 19, 2008, 01:13 AM
academy coach is OK i supose. but hiring a Lankan as a fast bowlers coach is like hiring a west indian to be your spin bowling coach. makes no sense...

BCB makes a dumb move here.

:big_hug:
they are always stupid

jeesh
March 19, 2008, 03:03 AM
:big_hug:
they are always stupid
This one was a smart one. Proven fast bowling coach, and trust me Sri Lanka has already started missing him. You gotta give credit to our board, there was a lot of thinking behind these signings.

Orion
March 28, 2008, 03:58 PM
so when is Ramanayake joining the national squad in training? I think having him on board will immensely benefit the likes of Shahadat, Mashrafe, Rasel and our upcoming fast bowlers including Dolar, Rubel and Sajidul.

jeesh
April 10, 2008, 11:52 PM
Still havent heard anything about their progress in BD.
Some interesting articles though:
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080316/Sports/sp208.html
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080330/Sports/sp201.html
http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/03/14/spo02.asp

Nocturnal
April 10, 2008, 11:56 PM
Still havent heard anything about their progress in BD.
Some interesting articles though:
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080316/Sports/sp208.html
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080330/Sports/sp201.html
http://www.dailynews.lk/2008/03/14/spo02.asp

thanks for sharing mate

Nafi
April 20, 2008, 05:00 AM
So.... when does this guy actually start working with our players

mijanur
April 20, 2008, 05:29 AM
also he cant fix those bangladeshi idots from bowling bad to good

Eshen
April 20, 2008, 08:54 PM
So.... when does this guy actually start working with our players
Kalpage is working as the head coach of the academy. I am assuming Ramanayake is currently working with academy pacers (I hope BCB will send national pacers to work with him soon).

mshakir56
April 20, 2008, 10:05 PM
Our bowlers were toothless in this series. Our spinners were pathetic as well. IF Afridi and Malik can extract turn on these pitches, then our so called specialist spinner Abdur Razzak, what was he doing?

jeesh
April 20, 2008, 10:45 PM
The press in BD dont seem too interested in these two coaches.

WarWolf
April 20, 2008, 10:55 PM
The press in BD dont seem too interested in these two coaches.
Yes...interestingly no news or article on them...I wonder why...Because they are Srilankans and not Australians?

jeesh
April 21, 2008, 02:41 AM
Perhaps. Guys like Carlton Bernardus has done a great job for BD cricket. But you wont get to read/hear much abt them. Well maybe one of our beloved Bangla Cricket reporters/writers can conduct an interview with them in the near future.
In my opinion both these individuals are set to play a very important role for Bangladeshi cricket. Ramanayake takes over a much awaited high priority role in the fast bowling department, whereas Kalpage will play a huge part in our spin bowling development and fielding. I know it hasnt been very long, but still given the importance of these positions and the reputation they bring from SL there should have been some coverage.

al-Sagar
April 21, 2008, 10:18 PM
Kalpage is working as the head coach of the academy. I am assuming Ramanayake is currently working with academy pacers (I hope BCB will send national pacers to work with him soon).

Are they both really in bangladesh? Shahadat and mashrafe needs to go to ramanayake soon.

BANFAN
April 22, 2008, 08:41 AM
Perhaps. Guys like Carlton Bernardus has done a great job for BD cricket. But you wont get to read/hear much abt them. Well maybe one of our beloved Bangla Cricket reporters/writers can conduct an interview with them in the near future.
In my opinion both these individuals are set to play a very important role for Bangladeshi cricket. Ramanayake takes over a much awaited high priority role in the fast bowling department, whereas Kalpage will play a huge part in our spin bowling development and fielding. I know it hasnt been very long, but still given the importance of these positions and the reputation they bring from SL there should have been some coverage.

Very good obsevation.

I don't know if they are being restricted by BCB to have interviews. That would be unfortunate. Just guessing though.

They must be allowed, if they are not. People must know what they are up to and can assess what they achieved at the end of their term.

Eshen
June 17, 2008, 05:12 PM
I was hoping to see Ramanayake would work with our national team pacers, but surprisingly Sarwar Imran has been given the job !!!

None of the foreign coaches is currently involved with the A-team !!!

Eshen
July 13, 2008, 05:40 PM
From Lipu's comments in today's Inqilab, it seems Siddons is not interested in bringing Ramanayake in his coaching staff. However, Ramanayake will be given clippings of our pacers to see what's going wrong with them.

http://www.dailyinqilab.com/july14/pdf/sp.pdf

Miraz
July 13, 2008, 06:05 PM
From Lipu's comments in today's Inqilab, it seems Siddons is not interested in bringing Ramanayake in his coaching staff. However, Ramanayake will be given clippings of our pacers to see what's going wrong with them.

http://www.dailyinqilab.com/july14/pdf/sp.pdf

BCB should act as the coordinator here. They should make sure that Ramanayeke is periodically attached with the national team even if it is against the desire of Jamie Siddons.

Siddons is failing in the bowling department and we need the help of someone like Ramanayeke to improve our performance.

bujhee kom
July 13, 2008, 06:30 PM
although i have been supporting siddons from the begining, he better take and utilize ramanayeke to work on the bowling dipartment before he feels my wrath!

and also the two specialist bowling coaches from SL, they are not guiding the national team bowlers, nor the a-team bowlers, who are they training then? where do they go for work in the morning? what is going on???

Ajfar
July 13, 2008, 07:20 PM
siddon nije ke ki mone koren...ekai eksho....ekjon bowling coach thakte help nite khoti kiserr

Murad
July 13, 2008, 11:12 PM
BCB should act as the coordinator here. They should make sure that Ramanayeke is periodically attached with the national team even if it is against the desire of Jamie Siddons.

Siddons is failing in the bowling department and we need the help of someone like Ramanayeke to improve our performance.

Ramnayeke ashle to Siddons ke shei Sarwar Imran er moto Yes sir Yes sir korbe na..

Sarwar Imran to yes sir yes sir type er manush..

Gowza
July 13, 2008, 11:23 PM
well i'd be interested in hearing why siddons didn't want him with the national team but if it's because he thinks he can do a better job then he's nuts, he's clearly failing in the bowling department.

auntu
July 14, 2008, 12:34 AM
BCB theke coordination korbe k? jara ase era holo shob kothin guti baz. guti bazi korte kortei din jai. worst BCB admin ever.

auntu
July 14, 2008, 12:40 AM
Definitely champa should be used as bowling coach.

Eshen
July 14, 2008, 02:33 PM
I have to admit I can't put the blame on Siddons here without knowing both sides of the story (what Inqilab said is only Lipu's side of the story). Currently BCB is showing over enthusiasm about placing local coaches in important positions (in A-team, U-19 team), while showing negligence to hire a game development manager who is responsible to over see those coaches. I am suspicious whether BCB offered Siddons the choice between Sarwar Imran and Champaka Ramanayake. If BCB had the authority to insert a bowling coach in the coaching staff without Siddons asking for one, what prevented them from choosing Ramanayake in place of Imran ?

Siddons fault is probably that he is depending on local coaches too much, and that he is not being able to guide them (because of his lack of experience as a head coach).

SS
July 14, 2008, 03:32 PM
BCB by hiring local coaches saving money for "future growth" of "BCB fund".
I wonder what Sarwar Imran is teaching them nowadays when 50% of the balls go legside, pacers don't get wicket, and spinners can not spin. Is he getting paid to do this or is this his volunteer type of job.

BANFAN
July 15, 2008, 03:36 AM
From Lipu's comments in today's Inqilab, it seems Siddons is not interested in bringing Ramanayake in his coaching staff. However, Ramanayake will be given clippings of our pacers to see what's going wrong with them.



There you go.

Ramanayeke might solve the prob and team might start winning. That's the fear ?

When JS will think that if the team wins now, it will be credited to him, only then he will start talking of winning and take all the assistance. He cares least, what happens to BD, he is bothered about making a good reputation for him at the end. :)[/QUOTE]

AsifTheManRahman
July 15, 2008, 08:59 AM
There's always another side to a story. Let's see what explanation Siddons has to offer, if any at all.

auntu
July 15, 2008, 09:09 AM
yes lets see what js say. m expecting something positive..

BANFAN
July 15, 2008, 12:05 PM
He will never explain it; if he does may be he will say, "our bowlers are not of that standard to learn from kalpage/Rmanayeke. Deshis are more than enough. They aren't doing the basics right."

I seriously doubt even if our Imran khan (Bowling Coach) himself knows the basics by international standard.

SS
July 15, 2008, 02:40 PM
I understand deshi coaches can assist him..but what are their qualities comparing to professional intl coaches. Were these coaches successful in their international career or just in dhaka leagues and against associates!

akabir77
July 15, 2008, 02:44 PM
I understand deshi coaches can assist him..but what are their qualities comparing to professional intl coaches. Were these coaches successful in their international career or just in dhaka leagues and against associates!

Most of them r like from BKSP and have very good basic knowledge but what they lack is different playing conditions... They have no clue where to bowl in england or paki other than book knowledge...

BTW JS never said he doesn't like any bowling coach or anything like that. SOme one said it SEEMS like JS said these and other r jumping on the wagon saying oh JS is BS, he never will do this and that... u guys make me laugh...

bujhee kom
July 15, 2008, 09:16 PM
...BTW JS never said he doesn't like any bowling coach or anything like that. SOme one said it SEEMS like JS said these and other r jumping on the wagon saying oh JS is BS, he never will do this and that... u guys make me laugh...

you are right akabir bhai! we shouldn't be jumping the gun so much! i am partially guilty!

BANFAN
July 16, 2008, 12:39 AM
JS hasn't yet asked for a specialist coach, that's why BCB can't send him. Even after such poor performance of our bowlers, coach doesn't think that they need help, some people have to ask question.

Some people are waiting for JS to stand infront of camera and declare, "I am JS & I am a Big BS" only then they will believe what he is.

Might happen someday as well :)

auntu
July 16, 2008, 01:55 AM
BCB can offer JS for bowling coach. It's a n urgency now.