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BANFAN
July 18, 2010, 03:58 AM
I strongly feel that some are really not clear about, what are the responsibilities of a Head Coach/National Team Coach. That leads to comments which are highly biased. Here is the content of an Advertisement floated by Zim Cricket in Dec 2008 for the National Team Coach. It's short but we can have a look at it for better understanding:

THE ZC ADVERT: POST 1: NATIONAL TEAM COACH:

1. The Job
• To coach the National Team and coordinate the various activities of the National Team in liaison with the National Team Manager and the other members of the technical staff.
• To plan strategically and prepare the National Cricket Team to play competitively and win matches in all formats of the game.
• As 1 of the 10 Full Members of the ICC, Zimbabwe will participate in various formats of the game such as Twenty20, ODIs and Test matches. As such the Coach should be versatile enough to adopt coaching methods to suit the above forms of cricket.

2. The Person: Candidates must have the following:

• Previously played cricket at least at first class level.
• Be holders of a recognized level 3 coaching certificate and must have coached at senior level for at least 5 years.
• Have good analytical skills.
• Motivate players and be firm and fair
• Good leadership skills and be able to lead both the National Team and the technical staff.

At this moment, the role of a coach in Zim and BD are expected to have similar roles, since we are more or less at the same plane with players standards and infrastructures. Of course they have an upper hand/advantage of playing test cricket longer than us. From that point, we need our coach to compensate that deficiency as well.

Does our coach qualify to be the national team coach as per this job description? To me he doesn't, IMO he fails by big margin in the jobs/qualifications underlined.

LINK (http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/cricket56.19140.html)

BANFAN
July 18, 2010, 04:46 AM
Interview of JS (http://sport.scotsman.com/sport/Interview-Jamie-Siddons-Bangladesh-cricket.6425945.jp)

This is in clear violation to what the job objectives of the coach should be. He is again misguiding people on what to expect.

Peace
July 18, 2010, 08:59 AM
Interesting thread.
Can you please be specific what do you mean by “fails by big margin?”

Do you challenge JS’s motivational skills? I suppose you do. We need to remember that in order to be able to motivate, you need to set a realistic target that is achievable, given that you have limited resources. If you are a manager/head coach of Manchester united, let’s say, Sir Alex, your person specification/job description will require you to motivate players to win premiership. On the other hand, if Sir Alex is a manager of stoke city, his person specification/job description will require him to motivate players to fight to avoid relegation.

Now if stoke fans start to build up expectation that stoke will fight for premiership because Sir Alex has taken over, they will be utterly unrealistic. At times you can exceed expectation, but there is a boundary, and it will be infrequent or inconsistent.

The bottom line is that application of motivation skills are not fixed entities; they are variable depending on set target and resources. They do not become apparent if you lead a lower rank team.

Dilscoop
July 18, 2010, 10:12 AM
"You certainly don't look at the wins and losses to judge whether you're going well in the job," laughs the Australian, "otherwise, I'd be pretty depressed by now."

Son of a #&$%@! How many times does he say that, and wth does it even mean after all these years? Not gonna bother reading the rest. I know what's coming.

He is gonna point fingers, then how we don't use enough money. Then he will say how we improved by showing batting improvements. Totally ignore talking about team improvements. Let's see what else. Oh how we dont have any Tendulkar Sehwag, Mcgrath. And in the end he will finish the interview coming out as the honest guy, who is trying his best, but it's just everyone else's fault that we are not good enough.

I know it all

Eshen
July 18, 2010, 10:31 AM
Interview of JS (http://sport.scotsman.com/sport/Interview-Jamie-Siddons-Bangladesh-cricket.6425945.jp)
His full time job seems to be finding excuses why he can't help Bangladesh team!

I really feel sorry for our young players, being around someone so negative for years is taking a big toll on them.

FagunerAgun
July 18, 2010, 10:35 AM
Pathetic. Time to leave.

Imteaz
July 19, 2010, 12:59 AM
Remove him as early as possible. Lets see what the new coach can do for us.

BANFAN
July 19, 2010, 07:29 AM
Interesting thread.
Can you please be specific what do you mean by “fails by big margin?”

If you look at the major job objectives and his performance, you will understand the statement.

Do you challenge JS’s motivational skills? I suppose you do. We need to remember that in order to be able to motivate, you need to set a realistic target that is achievable, given that you have limited resources. If you are a manager/head coach of Manchester united, let’s say, Sir Alex, your person specification/job description will require you to motivate players to win premiership. On the other hand, if Sir Alex is a manager of stoke city, his person specification/job description will require him to motivate players to fight to avoid relegation.

I do challenge and it is infact proven by his actions and accepted by th emost pro JS camp as well. I don't think you consider him highly motivational. if yes, please justify.

Fixing a realistic objective is the first step. While we were having sporadic victories, going back to 'not playing for those wins' and counting individual performances was the first backward step. If we cannot set an objective ahead of what we had been achieving at the time of taking over, we should atleast stick to the current level. So the initial objective setting was negative as such not realistic.

Even If we had to fight the relegation, we had to continue with the wins and improve upon it, going backward doesn't help in any way.

Now if stoke fans start to build up expectation that stoke will fight for premiership because Sir Alex has taken over, they will be utterly unrealistic. At times you can exceed expectation, but there is a boundary, and it will be infrequent or inconsistent.

The bottom line is that application of motivation skills are not fixed entities; they are variable depending on set target and resources. They do not become apparent if you lead a lower rank team.

A lower rand team needs a better motivation, because they are passing the hardest time in comparison to some of the established teams. Because they have the challenge of putting up 110% in every field to register a win and at the same time they have to improve/guard against their weakneses. And that's why, if you want to see a lower ranking team winning, they should be such motivated that they are able to give more than 100%. The synergy / x factor doesnt come with lower motivation.

Winning is the aim of any comopetition, specially in professional circuit. If you can master how top win, you have learnt the game. Refining players skill is a continuous job in every team of the world.

Setting a lower objective that they are capable, blaming the players for every thing, rebuking the winning intentions, insulting players, curtailing captains authority by multi capatin/other ways.... i can go on....... these are all demotivating activities, and however different the application of JS is, these are never conducive to positive motivation.

Hope that makes you a bit more clear.

Baundule
July 19, 2010, 08:33 AM
There is a business idea, selling it for free to the BCB:

How about exporting Jamie Siddons to the Badshah (Khalif?) of the UAE to teach cricket to his son? With Jamie's expertise in improving personal skills, he will do wonder and it will add to our remittance as well.

Alchemist
July 19, 2010, 08:55 AM
BANFAN bhai, any person with a decent level of intelligence would understand that JS has a big negative attitude. And you should NEVER hire a head coach with negative attitude. It's just common sense.

While JS thinks he is doing a great job by being 'realistic' and trying to 'improve the batting techniques' of our 'very young cricketers', he continuously insisted that we don't have any ponting, tendulkar to play for us. In reality, he just doesn't have the eyes to find talent, I'm afraid. Unfortunately, some people among us are very happy with this approach since it's the 'realistic' approach.

Any person, who wanted to become 'world class' at any discipline, would know that 'inferiority complex' doesn't help. Unfortunately, this is what JS managed to insert into our team.

There's no point telling this over and over. Jara jege jege ghumay tader jagano jay na!

Alchemist
July 19, 2010, 08:58 AM
There is a business idea, selling it for free to the BCB:

How about exporting Jamie Siddons to the Badshah (Khalif?) of the UAE to teach cricket to his son? With Jamie's expertise in improving personal skills, he will do wonder and it will add to our remittance as well.

Ha ha ha! Nice idea.

Raynman
July 19, 2010, 09:12 AM
The HEAD coach has Four sets of important functions:

PREPARATION

- Net Practice
- Improve on skills for Batsmen, Bowlers, Fielders and Wicket Keepers
- Communicate with the board on what facilities/equipments are required
- Communicate to board what support staff is required or needs to be altered
- Communicate to board what players should be added/replaced/kept
- Communicate to board which skills are missing in the squad and offer suggestions on how to improve those
- Understand the changing landscape of cricket and study other superstars/teams and implement the positives

PRE-GAME

- Work with captain to select playing XI
- Select the team based on the need not just XI players and then find slot for them
- Have WIN as the first and foremost target going into the game
- Study opposing teams strengths and weaknesses and inform players accordingly
- Come up with a strategy for BOTH batting and fielding
- Advise captain on what to do if the toss is won
- Put a positive mindset in place for the players
- Give them the belief that they can win the game regardless of the opposition

DURING GAME

- Be supportive
- Help the captain with decisions such as batting line up (change according to situation), when to use PP, send messages to field during bowling about field placing or weakness of the batsma(e)n being bowled to
- Talk to the team and inspire them during breaks (Lunch, Tea, Innings break etc.)
- Make notes of whats not working as a TEAM and for individuals to address later
- During a series, study the opponent and make necessary adjustments for the remaining games

POST GAME

- Address Media with professionalism
- Give credit where due but also call out those that are not carrying their weight
- Be stern but supportive
- Don't sugercoat losses in a winnable game by pointing to positives that had no impact to the outcome of the game
- Sit down with captain and team to discuss what went right/wrong and how to fix it
- Set goals for the individuals BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY for the team
- Hold players accountable AS A WHOLE for not reaching the team goals


So going over the list above, I can't with a clear conscience say JS is a good option for us to continue with.

For Bangladesh Cricket, limited overs matches are the lion share of our activity and sacrificing that to build a test future that may or may not come is not an option. There is no reason why both can't be focused on simultenously. Siddons seems focused on one player and one aspect at a time. I see a great improvement in the batsmen learning how to block (hell even in the 50th over of an ODI match) but what about bowling, keeping and fielding? Where is the improvement in running between wickets, building partnerships, team comradarie on the field, not dropping catches that should be taken, hitting the stumps on throws, learning how to hit during Power Play overs etc. etc.

With such a deep batting line up JS has the probability of batting 'improvement' in his favor. You put 8 batsmen in the line up and chances are that at least 1 will hit a 50 meaingful or not.

This is not an anti JS rant but a pro-Bangladesh needing to learn to play cricket in the 21st century and playing to win rant.

lamisa
July 19, 2010, 11:22 AM
the major qualification of our national head coach is to master the skill of how to keep their mouth SHUT about how the board spends all the money!

Peace
July 19, 2010, 02:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace
Interesting thread.
Can you please be specific what do you mean by “fails by big margin?”

If you look at the major job objectives and his performance, you will understand the statement.

-I am unaware of any clear cut objectives set out by BCB that can be objectively and numerically justified for JS’s under achievement, for example, setting a target to achieve certain number of points in the ICC ranking every year. Since no such target has been set, it is clearly visible from the statistics posted in the other threads that significant batting improvement has been made for better foundation for the future, that we did not achieve previously. To say JS “fails by big margin” is too vague to say the least, if not a denial of truth.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace
Do you challenge JS’s motivational skills? I suppose you do. We need to remember that in order to be able to motivate, you need to set a realistic target that is achievable, given that you have limited resources. If you are a manager/head coach of Manchester united, let’s say, Sir Alex, your person specification/job description will require you to motivate players to win premiership. On the other hand, if Sir Alex is a manager of stoke city, his person specification/job description will require him to motivate players to fight to avoid relegation.

I do challenge and it is infact proven by his actions and accepted by th emost pro JS camp as well. I don't think you consider him highly motivational. if yes, please justify.
Fixing a realistic objective is the first step. While we were having sporadic victories, going back to 'not playing for those wins' and counting individual performances was the first backward step. If we cannot set an objective ahead of what we had been achieving at the time of taking over, we should atleast stick to the current level. So the initial objective setting was negative as such not realistic.

-His approach to public and media is likely not be the same as his actual approach to the game. Many international coaches have policy to take off pressures from players by setting no ultimatum target in front of the media. But in the background, there will be always certain targets to achieve that are realistic, achievable and agreed by both the coach and BCB. There will be always an aim to win every match, and a contingency plan in place. He can not fulfil fans expectation of chasing 280 runs target after losing 3 wickets for 28 runs, for instance. Or he can not be blamed in a situation where we were 150/2 after 30 overs but batsmen, likes of Imrul, Ryad took no initiative to accelerate run rate, chasing 300+ runs. These are the things the players have to take practical initiative and responsibility. Most of the games that we lost recently because it was players inability to take imitative during the game such as accelerating run rate, taking power play earlier, and overly reliance on instructions from the dressing rooms. This shows lack of confidence of captain and team players. We should remeber that cricket is a game where captain plays more important role than coach or any other staffs in practical terms.

If there was any misconduct or major failure from JS’s part, other than fan’s speculation and judgement, he would have been gone by now. Remember his performance is always regularly reviewed by BCB.


Even If we had to fight the relegation, we had to continue with the wins and improve upon it, going backward doesn't help in any way. .

- I do not agree that we are going backward. We have been playing against relatively stronger teams over the last several months, hence the results led to underestimate our improvement. In ideal world a team’s schedule should always be balanced playing with both higher and lower ranked teams throughout the year. Imagine, you are an Aston Villa fan and your team had to play with likes of Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool for the first four games in the beginning of the season and you endend up with 0 points in table after the first two months. Does that give you the right indication of true strength of Aston Villa team? The answer is no because after the season you would soon discover that you probably finished top five after playing against all the teams.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace
Now if stoke fans start to build up expectation that stoke will fight for premiership because Sir Alex has taken over, they will be utterly unrealistic. At times you can exceed expectation, but there is a boundary, and it will be infrequent or inconsistent.

The bottom line is that application of motivation skills are not fixed entities; they are variable depending on set target and resources. They do not become apparent if you lead a lower rank team.


A lower rand team needs a better motivation, because they are passing the hardest time in comparison to some of the established teams. Because they have the challenge of putting up 110% in every field to register a win and at the same time they have to improve/guard against their weakneses. And that's why, if you want to see a lower ranking team winning, they should be such motivated that they are able to give more than 100%. The synergy / x factor doesnt come with lower motivation.

Winning is the aim of any comopetition, specially in professional circuit. If you can master how top win, you have learnt the game. Refining players skill is a continuous job in every team of the world.

Setting a lower objective that they are capable, blaming the players for every thing, rebuking the winning intentions, insulting players, curtailing captains authority by multi capatin/other ways.... i can go on....... these are all demotivating activities, and however different the application of JS is, these are never conducive to positive motivation.

Hope that makes you a bit more clear.

-I don’t see the coach is lacking motivation. In addition to the requirements of player’s capability, sometimes they need to play under adverse conditions such as poor weather condition, hostile pitch condition etc. A coach can do little in terms of motivation if he sees your team 2-3 wickets down after 5-10 overs. Only individual capability and mental strength can over see such situation.

I can not verify your accusations of blaming players for everything, rebuking the winning intensions, insulting players etc. The fact is that he has a professional contract to comply with. If such accusations were true, or out of order, he would have been gone by now. Most of the time the media exacerbated stuffs that have been said in different context and the fans reacted unreasonably.
My take on JS is that he is slowly but surely building the foundation of a team that will provide dividends in years to come. Unfortunately, he does not have ability to perform miracle to satisfy all the fan’s expectation. He may have to go because of the pressure building up but the cycle of under achievement will continue. MMW.
Finally, I am not here to defend everything Siddons does. Like any other coach, he has made some mistakes, but those mistakes out weight our limitation and the improvement we have made under him than any other previous coaches.

Raynman
July 19, 2010, 02:40 PM
Are we really at that point where expecting more than 1 or 2 victories over G8 teams a year is unrealistic? Is a series win by our boys at this point considered a miracle?
Expecting a clean sweep of an associate nation is over-optimistic?

Based on the support I've seen for Siddons, I am completely amazed why India or Aus haven't yet made an offer to this gem of a coach.

Peace
July 19, 2010, 02:56 PM
Are we really at that point where expecting more than 1 or 2 victories over G8 teams a year is unrealistic? Is a series win by our boys at this point considered a miracle?
Expecting a clean sweep of an associate nation is over-optimistic?

Based on the support I've seen for Siddons, I am completely amazed why India or Aus haven't yet made an offer to this gem of a coach.

I thought we lost 2-1 to England in ODI’s, which I believe is satisfactory, considering the fact that Australia lost first three ODI’s against England a few weeks earlier. A series win is not a miracle against the likes of Zimbabwe and West Indies, which we managed to achieve in the recent past. Sometimes, clean sweep is not possible against a rising cricket nation or in a hostile weather condition where bowling first was the key to win, such as in Ireland.
England fans may feel the same why they could not have achieved a clean sweep against us. At least they will recognise our improvement.

Raynman
July 19, 2010, 03:15 PM
I thought we lost 2-1 to England in ODI’s, which I believe is satisfactory, considering the fact that Australia lost first three ODI’s against England a few weeks earlier. A series win is not a miracle against the likes of Zimbabwe and West Indies, which we managed to achieve in the recent past. Sometimes, clean sweep is not possible against a rising cricket nation or in a hostile weather condition where bowling first was the key to win, such as in Ireland.
England fans may feel the same why they could not have achieved a clean sweep against us. At least they will recognise our improvement.

one satisfactory series (ODIs) out of 5 (Tri-Ind-SL, NZ, Eng, Asia Cup) and One disappointing (vs. IRE).

My point is that it is unacceptable that we are nowhere closer to any of the better cricketing nations (WI is close because of their downfall, not our rise) and our improvement rate is such that IRE and ZIM have closed the gap on us and hence our rate is slower than their's. This should a concern.

This is like us patting the kid on the back for getting C's instead of D's but not recognizing the kid should be getting A's and B's and is actually falling behind from kids he is smarter than. Maybe the overpriced tutor needs to be fired.:waiting:

BANFAN
July 21, 2010, 02:17 AM
Quote:

-I am unaware of any clear cut objectives set out by BCB that can be objectively and numerically justified for JS’s under achievement, for example, setting a target to achieve certain number of points in the ICC ranking every year. Since no such target has been set, it is clearly visible from the statistics posted in the other threads that significant batting improvement has been made for better foundation for the future, that we did not achieve previously. To say JS “fails by big margin” is too vague to say the least, if not a denial of truth.

Read the opening post, to be clear against which responsibilities he is falling short by a big margin. Yes, BCB hasn't fixed any measureable objectives to my knowledge, but that doesn't mean that this thread you are reffering is the objective we should judge him against. We are not in a marriage of convenience with JS, are we? At least take an objective set by another board for that position, in absense of your board's objectives. Role of a coach is expected to be similar to other similar ranking teams.



-His approach to public and media is likely not be the same as his actual approach to the game. Many international coaches have policy to take off pressures from players by setting no ultimatum target in front of the media. But in the background, there will be always certain targets to achieve that are realistic, achievable and agreed by both the coach and BCB. There will be always an aim to win every match, and a contingency plan in place. He can not fulfil fans expectation of chasing 280 runs target after losing 3 wickets for 28 runs, for instance. Or he can not be blamed in a situation where we were 150/2 after 30 overs but batsmen, likes of Imrul, Ryad took no initiative to accelerate run rate, chasing 300+ runs. These are the things the players have to take practical initiative and responsibility. Most of the games that we lost recently because it was players inability to take imitative during the game such as accelerating run rate, taking power play earlier, and overly reliance on instructions from the dressing rooms. This shows lack of confidence of captain and team players. We should remeber that cricket is a game where captain plays more important role than coach or any other staffs in practical terms.

If there was any misconduct or major failure from JS’s part, other than fan’s speculation and judgement, he would have been gone by now. Remember his performance is always regularly reviewed by BCB.

I couldn't relate to JS's motivational skills/approach from these lines. Please say directly if you found him having high motivational skills and how/where/when?

- I do not agree that we are going backward. We have been playing against relatively stronger teams over the last several months, hence the results led to underestimate our improvement. In ideal world a team’s schedule should always be balanced playing with both higher and lower ranked teams throughout the year. Imagine, you are an Aston Villa fan and your team had to play with likes of Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool for the first four games in the beginning of the season and you endend up with 0 points in table after the first two months. Does that give you the right indication of true strength of Aston Villa team? The answer is no because after the season you would soon discover that you probably finished top five after playing against all the teams.

Examples do not relate. Irrespective of we have played more or less against G8s, work out the percentage of win/loss for the matches only against G8s prior to him. You may still not agree to mathmatics.

-I don’t see the coach is lacking motivation. In addition to the requirements of player’s capability, sometimes they need to play under adverse conditions such as poor weather condition, hostile pitch condition etc. A coach can do little in terms of motivation if he sees your team 2-3 wickets down after 5-10 overs. Only individual capability and mental strength can over see such situation.

My friend, there is no lacking in coach's motivation. If he could he would love to continue with BD team in that salary scale for the rest of his life. After all, Where else, he will get such dedicated supporters without delivering any result? I'm talking about his ability to motivate the players. You rightly support him, because you both fail to understand, whom to motivate.

I can not verify your accusations of blaming players for everything, rebuking the winning intensions, insulting players etc. The fact is that he has a professional contract to comply with. If such accusations were true, or out of order, he would have been gone by now. Most of the time the media exacerbated stuffs that have been said in different context and the fans reacted unreasonably.
My take on JS is that he is slowly but surely building the foundation of a team that will provide dividends in years to come. Unfortunately, he does not have ability to perform miracle to satisfy all the fan’s expectation. He may have to go because of the pressure building up but the cycle of under achievement will continue. MMW.
Finally, I am not here to defend everything Siddons does. Like any other coach, he has made some mistakes, but those mistakes out weight our limitation and the improvement we have made under him than any other previous coaches.

You can verify media reports and interviews, every time he was question about the performance of the team, either he has blamed the players (Individually / collectively, BCB etc etc) While we know how many of his policies, strategies were extremely funny and improper but never heard of something which made a positive impact / difference. Except his picture of teaching faisal how to bat.

Well, the aim of this thread was to encourage Pro Siddons camp to come up with something credible for which JS shouldn't be fired. Not all those nonsensical comments like, yes I agree he failed in everything but he should stay. Can you guys speak up with some evidences, which of his responsibility he has performed well as the head coach of a National team?

BanCricFan
July 21, 2010, 02:26 AM
Sidda is fast running out of all the blames and excuses. For sure, soon he will start blaming his loss of hair or ever shrinking cojones...publicly :-D.

BANFAN
July 21, 2010, 06:15 AM
@ Peace; this was sidon's first commitment after the appointment:

We need to keep winning in one day cricket and start learning all about Test cricket: Siddons

These were the commitments he made with BCB to convince them for appointment. This should be his measuring scale. Has he lived upto that? You judge.

Off course after some time he started all the different buls*its of individual performances in tests and then applied it to all the formats. He is tricking us and some people like you are even happy being tricked. May God bless you.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=24289

Peace
July 21, 2010, 06:56 AM
@ Peace; this was sidon's first commitment after the appointment:

We need to keep winning in one day cricket and start learning all about Test cricket: Siddons

These were the commitments he made with BCB to convince them for appointment. This should be his measuring scale. Has he lived upto that? You judge.

Off course after some time he started all the different buls*its of individual performances in tests and then brought it all the forms. He is tricking us and some people like you are even happy being tricked. May God bless you.

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=24289

Even though I am a Pro-Siddons in philosophical terms, I changed my mind yesterday after losing to Holland. A major failure of a team always results in cost. Regardless of whoever’s fault for the major failures, the head of the team has to go for new direction.

The team needs a new direction, the sooner, the better.
I would still prefer a foreign coach equipped with experience, professionalism and discipline.
The BCB should really think seriously about the wage and bonus policy/structure of the coach and the players. In my opinion, the wages should be offered at minimum rate, and the performance based bonuses should be higher. For example,
1. If the team wins against a higher ranked team, there should be significant bonuses for the coach and the players.
2. If the team achieve certain number of points in the ICC ranking at the end of the year, there should be additional bonuses.
3. If there is a major failure in achieving targets, there should be no pay increase for the next year etc.

I do not know what the wage and bonus structure is at present. Can someone please enlighten me?
Motivational factor- playing for the pride of the country is not working at the moment.

BANFAN
July 21, 2010, 07:12 AM
Even though I am a Pro-Siddons in philosophical terms, I changed my mind yesterday after losing to Holland. A major failure of a team always results in cost. Regardless of whoever’s fault for the major failures, the head of the team has to go for new direction.

The team needs a new direction, the sooner, the better.
I would still prefer a foreign coach equipped with experience, professionalism and discipline.
The BCB should really think seriously about the wage and bonus policy/structure of the coach and the players. In my opinion, the wages should be offered at minimum rate, and the performance based bonuses should be higher. For example,
1. If the team wins against a higher ranked team, there should be significant bonuses for the coach and the players.
2. If the team achieve certain number of points in the ICC ranking at the end of the year, there should be additional bonuses.
3. If there is a major failure in achieving targets, there should be no pay increase for the next year etc.

I do not know what the wage and bonus structure is at present. Can someone please enlighten me?
Motivational factor- playing for the pride of the country is not working at the moment.

I welcome your realizations. Better late than never. Do you mind removing that Pro-Sidons tag from your shoulder, now then he dumped you? :)

Well there is no disagreement with having a good international coach.