The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to hire three-specialist coach for different areas for the national team and age-group cricketers.
High officials of BCB confessed they were negotiating with a number of cricket coaches but said they had not finalised on any coach as yet.
“It is true that we are negotiating with a numbers of people who may come here within a month to work in various departments for the national team. The coaches will also look at age-group teams, like U/19 team,” said the BCB cricket committee chairman Mahbubul Anam to New Age.
“The National team may have the service of this specialist coaches for a specific time before West Indies tour,” hinted the cricket committee chairman.
BCB boss Ali Asghar confirmed the information.
“Chief executive of BCB, Mackay Dudhia, is negotiating with a number of people. However, we have not confirmed any one. Dudhia will submit a list, possibly by the next meeting, where everything will be finalised,” said Asghar.
It was however learnt from a BCB advisor that negotiations were on with West Indian fast bowler Andy Roberts, Indian spinner Shiva Ram Krishna, Australian coach Mike Young, a baseball specialist, and Sri Lankan Wayne Mataya as well as two coaches from Zimbabwe.
The decision is one of the proposals of the ‘High Performance Unit’ comprising of national coaches, officials and selectors, a team set up by BCB to improve national cricket in a planned way.
In this new scheme, BCB is also launching a ‘pace bowler hunting mission’ under senior coach Imran Sarwar, in April. The new finds will train under one of the specialist coaches.
BCB had earlier employed Australian Trevor Chappel and Sri Lankan Wayne Mataya as specialist coaches before the satisfactory Zimbabwe tour.
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