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August 26, 2004, 01:23 AM
BCB development programme was established to hunt for prospective talents across the country.

The development committee employs seven coaches:

- Six coaches for six divisions
- One coach for Dhaka metropolitan area.

Each year the six divisional coaches prepare four teams for four age-group tournaments, under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19. The different age-group sides are then selected for further grooming as well as different international assignments, based on their performance in those tournaments.

In Dhaka, the development committee has laid down a new law which requires:

1. All Premier League sides to have an under-13 side.
2. All first division sides are required to have an under-15 side and
3. All second division sides are required to have an under-17 side.

Along with the new programmes, the school cricket tournament, which this year saw 1,012 participants as well as the BKSP, still maintains a strong flow of cricketers who have gone on to higher levels since.

Furthermore, an endless number of former players as well as established coaches run numerous private cricket coaching centres all around Dhaka city. Mohammad Ashraful, the youngest centurion in Test history, is a product of one such training programme under former national spinner Wahidul Ghani.

Source of Under-19 World Cup Team:

Eight of the 14 members are products of the BKSP: skipper Ashikur Rahman, Shahadat Hossain, Abul Bashar, Naeem Islam, Mahmud Ullah, Nadif Chowdhury, Rubaiyat Huq and Nazmul Hossain.

Talha Jubair, Enamul Haque, Nazim Uddin and Dhiman Ghosh are finds of the BCB development programme.

Talha was selected for a two-week camp under the visiting bowling coach Andy Roberts of the West Indies. After the camp, Roberts marked Talha along with national strike bowler Mashrafee as two bowlers who would hit the 90 mph mark in five years' time.

Aftab was first introduced into the fold by the BCB after receiving numerous recommendations from former players of Chittagong. Prior to that, he had played irregularly in the first division.

Nafees Iqbal, nephew of former captain Akram Khan, has been touted as a future star since his school cricket days. He had played alongside Ashraful in the Under-17 Asia Cup in Dhaka in 2001.

Adapted from NewAge Article >> (http://www.newagebd.com/feb2nd04/130204/feb1304/xtra_inner3.html)

August 26, 2004, 01:37 AM
Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a strategic plan for the development of cricket in the country and its professional management following the model of Cricket Australia. At a press conference at Hotel Sheraton, BCBís Chief Executive Officer Macky Dhudia announced the plan for Bangladesh Cricket, to be executed by next three years.

In its plan, the BCB has identified five strategic priorities to build and develop cricket by next three years.

The five priorities:

1. Introduce a management structure that guarantees the efficient and effective administration and development of cricket for present and future.

2. Develop excellent facilities that will attract participants in all parts of Bangladesh.

3. Develop high performance cricket based upon a system of continuous improvement, including a strong and viable club system.

4. Build participation of players, coaches, umpires, curators, administrators through the development of a fully integrated school and club cricket system.

5. Ensure a strong and sustainable financial base for cricket.

As per the plan:

Chief Executive Officer will head the management side of BCB to look after the high performance unit, finance, game development, cricket operations, commercial, facilities and equipment, administration, human resources and information technology.

National manager (cricket operations) will look after Bangladesh teamís tour plan and management, national competitions and rules, and all the affairs of national teams.

National manager (game development) will supervise the high performance manager, game education, school coordinator, club coordinator, facilities and equipment and junior tournaments coordinator.

The High Performance Unit (HPU) will be center point of the plan to provide players and coaches with integrated and progressive high performance program, optimizing the use of both human and material resources, leading to performance excellence on an international stage.

The HPU will develop the players and coaches in five key elements Ė mental, physical, technical, tactical and behavioural.

Meanwhile, the Mirpur Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium will be turned into the focal point of the countryís cricket very soon with main cricket stadium, cricket academy, training center, accommodation, medical and other facilities.

A master plan for the Mirpur Stadium complex is now under preparation under the supervision of Cricket Australia without any cost. The plan is likely to be handed over to BCB within a month.

The renovation and development works at the Mirpur Stadium is expected to start within three months from the receipt of the master plan and the stadium will be fit for international cricket from early next year.

The entire BCB office will be shifted to the Mirpur Stadium for all its operational activities, except a corporate office at Navana Tower in Gulshan.

Adapted from bangladeshinfo.com >> (http://www.bangladeshinfo.com/sports/news_nat.php?nid4=212)

August 26, 2004, 02:54 AM
Sounds very promising. Lets hope everything (atleast 80%) goes according to plan.

We are heading the right direction. Congrats to BCB for showing the right way.

August 26, 2004, 05:00 AM
Thanks Chinaman for your search work. Both BCB development programme & strategic plans are inspiring. Only bit missing is probebly a detailed guideline to improve domestic cricket.

August 26, 2004, 05:10 AM
The result will come if they work hard according to the plan.
All depend on their consistent work, Hope they will not get tired after a while.

August 26, 2004, 05:49 AM
implementin the plan is the big part. n i do hope everything goes according to plan. it will really help bd cricket

August 26, 2004, 11:01 AM
I think we should keep both Chinaman's posts in BC's archive section. This way we can compare time to time if the BCB development plans really undergo and are implemented according to their announcement. I too thank Chinaman for this substantial search work.