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bdtiger
August 31, 2010, 05:46 PM
ক্রীড়া প্রতিবেদক | তারিখ: ০১-০৯-২০১০

ফিল্ডিং কোচ এসে কাজও শুরু করে দিয়েছেন। কিন্তু বোলিং কোচের জন্য অপেক্ষার আর শেষ হচ্ছে না। ফিল্ডিং কোচ জুলিয়েন ফাউন্টেনের সঙ্গেই বোলিং কোচ হিসেবে চূড়ান্ত হয়েছিল ল্যান্স ক্লুজনারের নাম। কিন্তু গতকাল পর্যন্ত অপেক্ষা করেও ক্লুজনারের কাছ থেকে কোনো সাড়াশব্দ পায় নি বিসিবি। এর আগে ক্লুজনারের কী একটা পারিবারিক সমস্যার কথা শোনা গিয়েছিল, সেটিই হয়তো ব্যস্ত রেখেছে তাঁকে।
তবে কারণ যা-ই হোক, ক্লুজনারের আশা ছেড়ে দেওয়া হয়েছে বলে কাল জানালেন মিডিয়া ম্যানেজার জালাল ইউনুস, ‘আমরা তাঁর চিন্তা আর করছি না। এখন মূলত অ্যান্ড্রু ক্যাডিকের কথা ভাবছি আমরা। আর শর্ট লিস্টে না থাকলেও ভেঙ্কটেশ প্রসাদও বিবেচনায় আছেন।’
তবে ভেতরের খবর, ক্যাডিকের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগের শত চেষ্টা করেও কোনো সাড়া পাচ্ছে না বিসিবি। অতএব রইল বাকি এক—ভেঙ্কটেশ প্রসাদ। তাহলে প্রসাদই হচ্ছেন বোলিং কোচ?

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al-Sagar
August 31, 2010, 09:41 PM
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Murad
August 31, 2010, 09:43 PM
How was he as a bowler?

al-Sagar
August 31, 2010, 10:05 PM
How was he as a bowler?

i first saw him when the india A team visited BD and played a quadrangular series also involving BD, Pak A and SL A. he was the Bowler of the series while rahul dravid got the batsman of the series. then he got called up to india team and become the perfect partner for javagal srinath which india was looking for a long time. later with ajit agarkar they formed a decent trio for India.

when he started his career he had good pace due to his height got good bounce. good control in line and length, and also good seam and swing. specially he bowled very well to Left hand batsman. aamir sohail, saeed anwar , gary kirsten used to have problems with him. also one of the early exponents of slower balls in death bowler. also as a bowler he had a very aggressive attitude. he had decent success at home and away in both forms.

later part of his career he lost a lot of pace and almost become a shahadat pace bowler. though still he could coz trouble to batsman with control and variation. we used to joke that kumble is slow medium pace bowler and prasad is fast leg spinner. there was even time when prasad used to bowl 6 leg cutter/off cutters slowers in the death overs and bamboozled batsman.

so not one of the great bowlers but one of the top 5 pacers india had since Kapil Dev has retired.

he is vegetarian.

Ajfar
August 31, 2010, 10:10 PM
wasn't Prasad India's bowling coach not so long ago?

deshifan
August 31, 2010, 10:11 PM
BCB is good for nothing. They need to look for someone like Chaminda Vaas, Shaun Pollock or Courtney Walsh.

Murad
August 31, 2010, 10:16 PM
i first saw him when the india A team visited BD and played a quadrangular series also involving BD, Pak A and SL A. he was the Bowler of the series while rahul dravid got the batsman of the series. then he got called up to india team and become the perfect partner for javagal srinath which india was looking for a long time. later with ajit agarkar they formed a decent trio for India.

when he started his career he had good pace due to his height got good bounce. good control in line and length, and also good seam and swing. specially he bowled very well to Left hand batsman. aamir sohail, saeed anwar , gary kirsten used to have problems with him. also one of the early exponents of slower balls in death bowler. also as a bowler he had a very aggressive attitude. he had decent success at home and away in both forms.

later part of his career he lost a lot of pace and almost become a shahadat pace bowler. though still he could coz trouble to batsman with control and variation. we used to joke that kumble is slow medium pace bowler and prasad is fast leg spinner. there was even time when prasad used to bowl 6 leg cutter/off cutters slowers in the death overs and bamboozled batsman.

so not one of the great bowlers but one of the top 5 pacers india had since Kapil Dev has retired.

he is vegetarian.

Thanks Offstump bro :)
Not a bad choice. Our bowlers need to learn how to control their line and lengths.

al-Sagar
August 31, 2010, 10:17 PM
wasn't Prasad India's bowling coach not so long ago?

yes, he was appointed just after India's 2007 WC exit and loss to BD. after the WC when india toured BD it was his first tour in charge as bowling coach.

not sure when he was reeased though.

also he is bowling coach of a IPL team. may be RCB, CSK or MI, not 100% sure though which team.

One World
August 31, 2010, 10:52 PM
Please no Sub-continental coach, we already saw the depletion caused by CRamanayake. Prasad as a bowler was not that successful either. Srinath could be a better choice if he was not involved in referring. Get a West Indian no matter what level of cricket played, if he was good as a coach, that all matters. A bowling coach from WIndies will charge lot less also while will provide 100%.

ahnaf
September 1, 2010, 12:20 AM
Please no Sub-continental coach, we already saw the depletion caused by CRamanayake. Prasad as a bowler was not that successful either. Srinath could be a better choice if he was not involved in referring. Get a West Indian no matter what level of cricket played, if he was good as a coach, that all matters. A bowling coach from WIndies will charge lot less also while will provide 100%.

may b he's not a great bowler but PRASAD>>>KLUSNER... Not bad..

deshprem
September 1, 2010, 12:20 AM
get colin croft far out !!!!!!!

Baundule
September 1, 2010, 01:37 AM
Let us get Asif as our bowling coach. With a ban approaching to his playing career, he needs a job.

nsd3
September 1, 2010, 02:00 AM
As far as I remember Prasad's latecutters were good. Tapash Baishya could do that like Prasad.

On another note, I guess, Prasad was involved in India's successful stint with Under 19 World Cup campaigns as Coach.

Neel Here
September 1, 2010, 02:12 AM
prasad was not that gifted a bowler but he was a thinking bowler, I always think strivers make better coaches than geniuses because they know what it means to fight with limited talent and yet perform decently. not a bad choice IMO.

Neel Here
September 1, 2010, 02:14 AM
Let us get Asif as our bowling coach. With a ban approaching to his playing career, he needs a job.

he already has one. :lol:
The Pakistani government has already talked to Mexican druglords to hire them and ask them to do the peddler's job on the street of Mexican cities.

It appears that Salman Butt, the Test team capitan will lead them in their new jobs.

Mexico drug load Edgar Valdez has agreed to train them in drug related jobs. They think that these Pakistani player would present them an opportunity to expand their business to Asian countries and they could outsource drugs from Afghanistan local market.
http://www.spooftimes.com/%28X%281%29A%288OmS7TaAywEkAAAAYTNjZWYwYzItYmIwZS0 0OWRlLTgzOTItM2FlYmFmZTY4ZmI27MBSrfiulxswQz7WN9HDJ 4nPjkk1%29%29/NewsDetail.aspx?articleId=d68611de-ec52-4dc2-8370-6bdee58423aa&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

_Rafi_
September 1, 2010, 02:35 AM
Prasad! Bad choice. He was Indian bowling coach and look at current Indian bowling. And why an Indian bowling coach? Please bring a coach from RSA or from England. They are more reputed country for pace bowling.

Nafis 1718
September 1, 2010, 02:48 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/32345.html

Click on the link to see Prasad's cricinfo profile....

Nafis 1718
September 1, 2010, 02:51 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/player/45821.html

Lance Klusener's cricinfo profile......

shabbir
September 1, 2010, 03:24 AM
I don't know whether Prasad will be right choice for BD cricket team,He was sacked by BCCI after Indian bowler's dismal performance at the Champion league ODI (MINI world cup) at SA.
Once Manoj Prabakar called him a luggage carrier of Indian Cricket team his tenure.He was accused of making Ishant Shamra ineffective bowler.

Neel Here
September 1, 2010, 03:48 AM
Prasad! Bad choice. He was Indian bowling coach and look at current Indian bowling. And why an Indian bowling coach? Please bring a coach from RSA or from England. They are more reputed country for pace bowling.

actually they were performing well under him except one tournament. it's after he is gone that they have really gone to pieces. most Ind cricket fans consider prasad's removal to be a bad decision.

Miraz
September 1, 2010, 04:17 AM
Actually I think V Prasad will be a better choice than Lance klusenar. He was a player with limited ability but used his ability to the fullest extent. He did a fair job with India team as their bowling coach. Prasad and Singh combination as bowling and fielding coach was delivering for India.

Having said that, I would like to see someone from England like Caddick as our bowling coach.

_Rafi_
September 1, 2010, 04:28 AM
actually they were performing well under him except one tournament. it's after he is gone that they have really gone to pieces. most Ind cricket fans consider prasad's removal to be a bad decision.

changed my mind. Prasad e valo. Nai mamar cheye kana mama valo aarki. He can also use his experience of coaching Indian bowlers. Their problems are similiar to our bowlers and ability also similiar. Plus our bowlers are not good in english. Our bowler can speak bangla with him, it will not be difficult to him to understand bangla as hindi and bangla are also similiar language.

FagunerAgun
September 1, 2010, 04:44 AM
Well, we cannot trust BCB unless, until we see someone on the field as a bowling coach.

Naimul_Hd
September 1, 2010, 05:07 AM
Well, we cannot trust BCB unless, until we see someone on the field as a bowling coach.

True.

You never knw, tomorrow's headline may be " Prasad is out of the line due to Salary issues with BCB officials" !! :-|

BANFAN
September 1, 2010, 05:14 AM
Actually I think V Prasad will be a better choice than Lance klusenar. He was a player with limited ability but used his ability to the fullest extent. He did a fair job with India team as their bowling coach. Prasad and Singh combination as bowling and fielding coach was delivering for India.

Having said that, I would like to see someone from England like Caddick as our bowling coach.

Yes, I agree too. Prasad is way better than Klusener. Even in the quality of bowling. Specially the pacers.

The money & allied facilities offered to Kusener is good enough to get Wakar/Akram, and that would be more useful.

Tiger Manc
September 1, 2010, 05:30 AM
I'm assuming from the comments that Prasad has been chosen as our bowling coach? Is he confirmed?

Naimul_Hd
September 1, 2010, 05:52 AM
I'm assuming from the comments that Prasad has been chosen as our bowling coach? Is he confirmed?

Nope.

As both klusener and Caddick is out of touch, Prasad is the last candidate of short list. BCB will talk with him for his new role as BD bowling coach. Nothing has been finalized yet !

তবে কারণ যা-ই হোক, ক্লুজনারের আশা ছেড়ে দেওয়া হয়েছে বলে কাল জানালেন মিডিয়া ম্যানেজার জালাল ইউনুস, ‘আমরা তাঁর চিন্তা আর করছি না। এখন মূলত অ্যান্ড্রু ক্যাডিকের কথা ভাবছি আমরা। আর শর্ট লিস্টে না থাকলেও ভেঙ্কটেশ প্রসাদও বিবেচনায় আছেন।’
তবে ভেতরের খবর, ক্যাডিকের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগের শত চেষ্টা করেও কোনো সাড়া পাচ্ছে না বিসিবি। অতএব রইল বাকি এক—ভেঙ্কটেশ প্রসাদ। তাহলে প্রসাদই হচ্ছেন বোলিং কোচ?

lamisa
September 1, 2010, 05:59 AM
why isn't bcb thinking about colin croft?i haven't seen him play but from what people here in bc say,he sounds quite good

nahaz
September 1, 2010, 07:22 AM
Nope.

As both klusener and Caddick is out of touch, Prasad is the last candidate of short list. BCB will talk with him for his new role as BD bowling coach. Nothing has been finalized yet !

Which idiot made this short list of three and not include Colin Croft? Was it Lotus himself?

I think Prasad is the best choice of the three anyway since he has great experience in bowling in subcontinental pitches and getting success here. After all, the next World Cup IS at home. As he's already had a stint as bowling coach of India he has the experience behind him as well. Unlike bloody Klusener. Caddick would have been looking for non-existent swing in Bd and whinge about the country. Plus Prasad has a hard working ethic and its unfair to dismiss him just because he's a sub-continental person.

If he makes it I'm quite happy.

yaseer
September 1, 2010, 08:44 AM
To me, Prasad>>Klusener.

But still not satisfied on what we are getting as bowling coach. But definitely Klusener would have been the worst choice.

beshideshi
September 1, 2010, 09:06 AM
prasad was not that gifted a bowler but he was a thinking bowler, I always think strivers make better coaches than geniuses because they know what it means to fight with limited talent and yet perform decently. not a bad choice IMO.

Same here, I also think the hard working average players make better coaches. Plus he was with team India, he must be a good coach.
Plus most of our bowlers are like Prasad, limited ability and a weak arsenal. Despite lacking pace and venom Prasad still managed low-mid 30s average. I believe he would make a better coach than Klusner and wont cry as much.

BanCricFan
September 1, 2010, 09:23 AM
Anyone but this prat Prasad, please!
You should have listened to his remarks about BD cricket....such a bigot!

Ajfar
September 1, 2010, 10:11 AM
We probably won't get a new bowling coach until the day before the NZ series starts. As for Prasad I think he'll be a much better choice than Klusner. Think about it if he takes vacation its just across the border, jaite ashte beshi somoi lagbe na.

Baundule
September 1, 2010, 10:45 AM
Prasad had been the CEAT #1 cricketer for ages. I often wondered how rubbish a rating system can be..... :D

He is probably better than Lancy as a bowling coach for us. He had to work within his limitations and that should teach a thing or two to our players. On the other hand, Klusener was a line and length bowler who did not have wicket taking deliveries. If there were a spot for an all-rounder coach with steel-nerve Klusener would be my first choice though, ahead of Kallis or Cairns.

Beamer
September 1, 2010, 10:53 AM
prasad was not that gifted a bowler but he was a thinking bowler, I always think strivers make better coaches than geniuses because they know what it means to fight with limited talent and yet perform decently. not a bad choice IMO.

I agree with that. Its not just cricket but sports in general. Strivers tend to make better coaches than geniuses, though there are a few exceptions, for the reason you mentioned. Geniuses or great players also have super expectations that might not correlate with the talent in hand that he is supposed to coach. They get frustrated easily. I say this without knowing much about Prasad. Average players also fail as coaches, but on percentage alone, they do tend to make better coaches than great players.

golam
September 1, 2010, 10:56 AM
http://www.cricinfo.com/india/content/story/429676.html

An indian fans reaction when he was sacked "Yes, I am deeply disappointed and hurt that BCCI did not at fast enough to revoke their contract! What was Prasad expecting?"

Neel Here
September 1, 2010, 11:18 AM
We probably won't get a new bowling coach until the day before the NZ series starts. As for Prasad I think he'll be a much better choice than Klusner. Think about it if he takes vacation its just across the border, jaite ashte beshi somoi lagbe na.

now that's as good a reason as any ! :-p :lol:

roman
September 1, 2010, 11:25 AM
PLease no Prasad. Even Sarwar Imran from Bangladesh will be a better choice.

rinathq
September 1, 2010, 11:39 AM
Prasad will be a better choice than klusner simply because he has some coaching experience while Klusner is at 0. But i think its a bad idea to look for popular faces with no experience. Given the condition of Bangladesh bowlers we need someone experienced in coaching.

Rabz
September 1, 2010, 11:43 AM
Ah, C'mon...not Prasad !!

wiseshah
September 1, 2010, 12:19 PM
i am president wiseshah and i disapproved this message.

dont want prasad or any indian/paki as BD coach

wiseshah
September 1, 2010, 12:21 PM
my choice

chaminda vaas
saun pollock
allan donald
fannie de villiers
shane Bond
or some well known west indian bowling coach like walsh, ambrose, etc

_Rafi_
September 1, 2010, 12:23 PM
376 is the final score. Lost the momentum as Solanki and Andrew departed.

Habib
September 1, 2010, 12:26 PM
376 is the final score. Lost the momentum as Solanki and Andrew departed.

LOL. Rafi vai, I'm sure Prasad is not Surrey's bowling coach. So you need not worry.

One World
September 1, 2010, 12:27 PM
376 is the final score. Lost the momentum as Solanki and Andrew departed.

What's Prasad got to do with Solanki's departure. ;)

_Rafi_
September 1, 2010, 12:30 PM
2nd mistake of the day! Wrong thread again.
Btw dont bring Surrey's bowling coach as our bowling coach. His teams bowling pathetic. :-)

One World
September 1, 2010, 12:48 PM
Tiwary eyeing consistency in Champions League said he would looking for consistent performances in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in South Africa from September 10 to 16."It is an important tournament for me and I am confident to put up my best there in South Africa," Tiwary, who joined Tata Steel, said."I have been working hard and had practiced with my Team India members to ensure consistency in my performance," said the left-handed batsman on the sidelines of the ongoing Jharkhand Ranji trial camp. Tiwary, who was a member of the India's ODI squad in the recently-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka, said for a batsmen to survive in the shorter version of the game, one has to for a batsmen to survive in the shorter version of the game, one has to become a hard-hitter.Asked about failing to make the playing XI in last two tours abroad, Tiwary said it was the prerogative of the skipper. "Besides, the Indian team had experienced players and the captain will obviously settle for winnable combinations," he quipped."Right now, I am focussing for the upcoming Champions League and leaving here on Thursday to take part in the tournament," the southpaw added.Tiwary came to limelight while representing Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians will take on South Africa's Highveld Lions in the CLT20 opener on September 10 at New Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg.Meanwhile, Tata Steel sources said Tiwary have joined the company as Manager Sports. While handing over the appointment letter on Tuesday, Sanjiv Paul, Vice-President (Corporate Services) of Tata Steel, welcomed Tiwary to the Tata Steel family.Tiwary, who made his first-class debut in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, had scored two half centuries in India's U-19 tri-series victory over South Africa and Bangladesh in 2008. He was also a member of the squad that won the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008.

One World
September 1, 2010, 01:16 PM
I did much better. Posting here about CLeaugue.

cricket_dorshok
September 1, 2010, 01:25 PM
Dhaka, Sept 1 (bdnews24.com) - South African all-rounder Lance Klusener finally refused to be the Bangladesh cricket team's new bowling coach.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesperson Jalal Yunus said, "Klusener told us on Monday that he is not coming to Bangladesh."

"Klusener couldn't convince his wife in this regard."

"We granted his every proposal. His appointment was just a matter of time," Yunus told bdnews24.com on Wednesday.

"The BCB is quite disappointed at his decision as we don't have enough time before the World Cup."

"BCB have fallen in trouble as we do not have enough alternatives," he added.

He said BCB is looking for a new bowling coach.

"We have contacted England's Andy Caddick and India's Venkatesh Prasad. But they couldn't confirm their availability," he added.

Yunus also said they rejected former West Indian pacer Collin Croft's application as he has no coaching experience.

BCB announced last month that Klusener was going to be the new bowling coach of the national team.

Bangladesh has had no bowling coach since Sri Lankan coach Champaka Ramanayake resigned last month due to illness.

source (http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?cid=26&id=172274&hb=4)

Here comes the "mathamota" BCB. They did not consider Colin Croft for not having coaching experience whether ran for Klusener who has zero coaching experience.

bdtiger
September 1, 2010, 01:45 PM
বাংলাদেশের বোলিং কোচ হচ্ছেন না ক্লুজনার

ঢাকা, সেপ্টেম্বর ০১ (বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকম) - বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দলের বোলিং কোচ হওয়ার প্রস্তাব ফিরিয়ে দিলেন ল্যান্স ক্লুজনার। বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ডের (বিসিবি) মুখপাত্র জালাল ইউনুস বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকমকে বলেন, ''ক্লুজনার আমাদের জানিয়েছে ও বাংলাদেশে আসছে না।''

স্ত্রীর মন রক্ষা করতেই বাংলাদেশের বোলিং কোচ হওয়ার প্রস্তাব ফিরিয়ে দিয়েছেন ক্লুজনার। বুধবার জালাল ইউনুস বলেন, ''আমরা তার সব প্রস্তাবই মেনে নিয়েছিলাম। ওর সঙ্গে চুক্তি করাটা সময়ের ব্যাপার ছিল। কিন্তু শেষ মুহূর্তে ক্লুজনার জানাল এ অবস্থায় তার স্ত্রী বাংলাদেশে আসতে চাইছে না।''

হঠাৎ করে ক্লুজনার না বলে দেয়ায় বিসিবি কিছুটা বিরক্ত বলেও জানান ইউনুস, ''দেখুন বিশ্বকাপের আগে হাতে সময় বেশি নেই। এর আগে ক্লুজনার না করে দেয়ায় বিপাকে পড়লাম। আমাদের হাতে বিকল্পও খুব বেশি নেই।''

দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকান এই সাবেক অলরাউন্ডারকে না পাওয়ায় এখন নতুন করে বোলিং কোচ খোঁজার দিকে নজর দিয়েছে বিসিবি। প্রাথমিকভাবে কয়েকজনের কথা চিন্তাও করছে বোর্ড। জালাল ইউনুস বলেন, ''ইংল্যান্ডের অ্যান্ডি ক্যাডিক এবং ভারতের ভেঙ্কটেশ প্রসাদের কথাও ভাবছি আমরা। জানি না ওদের পাওয়া যাবে কিনা।''

গতমাসে বোলিং কোচ হিসেবে ক্লুজনারের নাম ঘোষণা করেছিল ক্রিকেট বোর্ড। মাসে বেতন ধরা হয়েছিল ৯ হাজার ডলার।

এদিকে ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজের সাবেক পেস বোলার কলিন ক্রফট যোগাযোগ করছিলেন বিসিবির সঙ্গে। কিন্তু তার কোচিং অভিজ্ঞতা না থাকায় সেই আবেদন বাতিল করে বোর্ড।

শ্রীলঙ্কার চম্পাকা রামানায়াকে অসুস্থতার জন্য চাকুরি ছেড়ে দেয়ায় গত মার্চ থেকেই বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট দলের বোলিং কোচ নেই।

Murad
September 1, 2010, 01:50 PM
Why all the dalies reporting that Ramnayeke quit the job because of illness? He wasn't sick. He left the job as BCB didn't agree with his demands for new contract. He is working with the Srilankan National team now.

Stupid reporters of Bangladesh.

MohammedC
September 1, 2010, 02:25 PM
Why all the dalies reporting that Ramnayeke quit the job because of illness? He wasn't sick. He left the job as BCB didn't agree with his demands for new contract. He is working with the Srilankan National team now.

Stupid reporters of Bangladesh.

Ramanayeke initially left with illness.

Green Tea
September 1, 2010, 02:41 PM
http://iworld4you.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/balaji-venkatesh-prasad.jpg
India fast bowler Laxmipathy Balaji (left) with bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad try their hand at sailing.

Razi
September 1, 2010, 02:47 PM
Psychologist for Tigers
The Daily Star, September 2, 2010 (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=153254)

Sports psychologist Dr Soumendra Saha has joined the Tigers camp as a consultant yesterday as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) looked to strengthen their support staff ahead of the 2011 World Cup, where they are one of the co-hosts along with India and Sri Lanka.

Soumendra Saha, who is a professor at the Department of Sports Science at the University Sains Malaysia, stated that his main focus would be to assist the players so that they can take their performance one step forward.

"They (players) are all professionals and well aware of their job. My focus will be to help them so that they can take their performance forward," said Soumendra while talking to reporters during a practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

"The expectation will be sky-high during the World Cup. The fans definitely want to see their team playing good cricket during the World Cup as hosts. So, it would be an issue. We will talk with the players first to share ideas and then I will assess on how to progress," said Soumendra who will be assisted in his job by his spouse Srilekha Saha.

Soumendra will work with the Tigers for a short period of time. "I will stay here for the next three weeks and will then be on call whenever necessary. I also have a commitment with my university," he added.

Bangladesh's next assignment is to play a five-match one-day series against New Zealand at home next month and after that they will play another one-day series against Zimbabwe before the World Cup.

Meanwhile, English coach Julian Fountain has started his stint with the Bangladesh national cricket team as a specialist fielding coach. However, the board is currently at the spot of bother regarding the appointment of the specialist bowling coach.

BCB failed to make any deal with the South African all-rounder Lance Klusener and media committee chairman Jalal Yunus informed that there was also hardly any chance to rope in former Indian paceman Venkatesh Prasad or former English pacer Andy Caddick.

"Prasad is likely to join as an ACC's development coach while Caddick is currently attending to his own business," informed Yunus.

"Although we are pressed for time, we are still looking for a foreign bowling coach," he added.

Razi
September 1, 2010, 02:56 PM
[বাংলা]বোলিং কোচ ক্লুজনারের অসম্মতি রাজি নন প্রসাদ
সমকাল, ২ সেপ্টেম্বর, ২০১০ (http://www.samakal.com.bd/details.php?news=18&action=main&menu_type=&option=single&news_id=90083&pub_no=446&type=)

বিশেষ প্রতিনিধি
বাংলাদেশ দলের বোলিং কোচের দায়িত্ব নিতে অসম্মতি জানিয়েছেন ল্যান্স ক্লুজনার। গতকাল এ তথ্য নিশ্চিত করে বিসিবি মিডিয়া কমিটির চেয়ারম্যান ও পরিচালক জালাল ইউনুস জানালেন, ক্লুজনারের সহধর্মিণী চান না তিনি দীর্ঘমেয়াদের জন্য বাংলাদেশ দলের বোলিং কোচের দায়িত্ব পালন করুন। সে কারণেই শেষ পর্যন্ত আমাদের সঙ্গে চুক্তি করতে অসম্মতি জানিয়েছেন এ দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকান অলরাউন্ডার।
ক্লুজনার কোচের দায়িত্ব নিচ্ছেন না... এমন খবর আগে চাউর হয়ে গেলেও বিসিবির ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স কমিটির চেয়ারম্যান এনায়েত হোসেন সিরাজ সে সময় বেশ জোরের সঙ্গেই বলেছিলেন, সমস্যা একটু হয়েছিল। ওগুলো সমাধান হয়ে গেছে। সেপ্টেম্বের শুরুতেই তিনি (ক্লুজনার) বাংলাদেশ দলের সঙ্গে যোগ দেবেন। তার সেসব কথা অসাড় প্রমাণিত হয়েছে গতকাল জালাল ইউনুসের কথায়। ক্লুজনারের অসম্মতির পর বাংলাদেশের করণীয় কী? এ প্রশ্নের জবাব খুঁজতে এনায়েত হোসেন সিরাজের মোবাইলে যোগাযোগ। পাওয়া গেল না। জানা গেল ব্যক্তিগত কাজে দেশের বাইরে অবস্থান করছেন। তবে বিশেষ কমিটির সদস্য জালাল ইউনুস জানালেন, এ মুহূর্তে অন্য কোনো নাম আমাদের বিবেচনায় নেই। আগে বলা হয়েছিল ইংলিশ ক্রিকেটার ক্যাডিকের নাম, বলা হয়েছিল ভারতীয় পেসার ভেঙ্কাটেশ প্রসাদের নাম। কিন্তু বিসিবির এ পরিচালক জানালেন, আপাতত তাদের কাউকেই পাচ্ছে না বিসিবি। ক্যাডিকের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগ করা সম্ভব হয়নি। দীর্ঘমেয়াদের জন্য দায়িত্ব নিতে সম্মত নন বলে জানিয়েছেন প্রসাদও।
সে কারণেই আপাতত বাংলাদেশ দলের বোলিং কোচ হিসেবে কাউকেই দেখা যাচ্ছে না বলে জানিয়ে জালাল ইউনুস বললেন, ক্লুজনারের কারণেই আজকে এ অবস্থা। আমাদের প্রস্তাব দেখে তিনি কিছু পরিবর্তনের কথা বলেছিলেন। বিশেষ করে ছুটি বাড়ানোর বিষয়ে তার কিছু বাড়তি চাহিদা ছিল। আমরা সেসবই পূরণ করে নতুন করে প্রস্তাব দিয়েছি। যা কি-না ছিল তার প্রত্যাশামতোই। সবকিছুই চূড়ান্ত হয়ে গেছে। আমরা তার ঢাকা আসার অপেক্ষায় ছিলাম। তখন আমরা জানতে পারলাম তিনি আসছেন না। জালাল ইউনুস আরও জানালেন, সোমবার ক্লুজনারের ইচ্ছার কথা জানতে পেরে আমরা তাৎক্ষণিকভাবে কয়েকজনের সঙ্গে যোগাযোগ শুরু করি। সাবেক ইংলিশ ক্রিকেটার ক্যাডিককে তো পাওয়াই গেল না। ভারতীয় দলের সাবেক পেসার ও বোলিং কোচ ভেঙ্কাটেশ প্রসাদও জানালেন তিনি দীর্ঘমেয়াদের জন্য দায়িত্ব নিতে রাজি নন।'
বিসিবির গুরুত্বপূর্ণ স্ট্যান্ডিং কমিটির মধ্যে অন্যতম ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স। জাতীয় দল সংক্রান্ত সব সিদ্ধান্ত এ কমিটির সুপারিশে হয়ে থাকে বলেই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ নয়, কাজের গুরুত্ব বিবেচনাতেও তাই। অথচ বর্তমানে বিসিবিতে ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স নামের যে কমিটি রয়েছে, সেটি আবার অবিশ্বাস্য ধরনের নিষ্ক্রিয়... কাজ হচ্ছে না, প্রতিদিনই বাড়ছে সংকট, সিদ্ধান্তহীনতার কারণে বাড়ছে সমস্যা, অদক্ষতার কারণে তৈরি হচ্ছে দ্বন্দ্ব। এরপরও নিশ্চুপ বিসিবির বড় কর্তারা। সবাই ব্যস্ত বিশ্বকাপ ক্রিকেটের মাঠের আয়োজন নিয়ে। ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স কমিটির বেহাল দশা যে মাঝে মধ্যে তাদের চোখে পড়ছে না সেটিও নয়। আর যখন পড়ে তখন কিছু একটা করেন। এই তো সেদিন, ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স কমিটির দায়িত্বে মধ্যে থাকা 'এ' দল সংক্রান্ত সব সিদ্ধান্তের ক্ষমতা দিয়ে দেওয়া হয়েছে বোর্ডের সিনিয়র সহসভাপতির কাছে। কোচ-নির্বাচক নিয়োগের সিদ্ধান্তও নেওয়ার কথা ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্স কমিটির। কিন্তু কমিটির ওপর বিসিবির আস্থা নেই বলেই গঠনতন্ত্র বহির্ভূতভাবে তৈরি করা হয়েছে বিশেষ কমিটি নামের একটি। সেটির চেয়ারম্যান ও ক্রিকেট অপারেশন্সের চেয়ারম্যান একই ব্যক্তি, এনায়েত হোসেন সিরাজ। তবে বিশেষ কমিটির চেয়ারম্যানের বাড়তি দায়িত্ব নিয়েও তিনি যে সফল, সেটি বলা যাচ্ছে না। তার সর্বশেষ ব্যর্থতার তালিকায় যোগ হয়েছে ক্লুজনার প্রসঙ্গ।[/বাংলা]

simon
September 1, 2010, 03:09 PM
not a good choice,hope it's a bhua news.²

_Rafi_
September 1, 2010, 04:54 PM
Psychologist for Tigers
The Daily Star, September 2, 2010 (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=153254)


This matter deserves a thread of its own. We could discuss about our Psychic players and their psycho in the thread:-)
Mods please consider it. We are running out of new threads.

Ajfar
September 1, 2010, 05:00 PM
what's more important pagoler daktar na bowling coach? I guess pagoler daktar will do for now.

nahaz
September 2, 2010, 06:48 AM
source (http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?cid=26&id=172274&hb=4)

Here comes the "mathamota" BCB. They did not consider Colin Croft for not having coaching experience whether ran for Klusener who has zero coaching experience.

That was a huge mistake...also, did we actually take any of their interviews face-to-face? The way they don't even bother to pick up the phone and attach a thousand demands makes it sounds like they just emailed them saying you're shortlisted. Then Kulusener got emailed saying we want you at any price. Klusener's mrs. probably replied to all those emails hence the stupid demands and unprofessionalism in terms of commitment.

Just when we think the BCB can't stuff up anymore they amaze us once more. Forget us winning any games; at this rate, we'd be lucky to actually finish the stadiums on time. I wouldn't be surprised if they pick the final squad 10 days out from the start. Who is this Jalal Younis guy? He better not be Syhetti as that would mean we're related...then I can't swear at him.

roman
September 2, 2010, 09:58 AM
Looks like even Prasad is not interested to be a coach. Oi lotus er klusener prem er karone ekhon aam gelo salao gelo.

lamisa
September 2, 2010, 10:37 AM
shob dosh loittar!

mac
September 2, 2010, 10:53 AM
Really pathetic, loittar choice o loittar moton. Loitta=Zulu.

riankhan
September 2, 2010, 12:48 PM
Really pathetic, loittar choice o loittar moton. Loitta=Zulu.

:lol:
He has all the quality in the world to mess up our board. Just have to wait few more years to say him......:wave::wave::wave::wave: