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Old January 30, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Default Kalpage, Ramanayake set for Bangladesh job

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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Old January 30, 2008, 03:08 PM
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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I think it is a pretty good move... I have a lot of faith on the Srilankans.
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Decent move, seeing that it's the National Academy that we're talking about. Both of these men have satisfactory coaching backgrounds.
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Here is what they have done to SL cricket. Good reading from Ittefaq.
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Good move by BCB.
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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.
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Here is what they have done to SL cricket. Good reading from Ittefaq.
Much thanks Zia for the link. It's a good move in deed.
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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.
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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!
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good move, much convinced with "jeesh"s post. 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???
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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.
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BTW, this should be done without going all Mark McGuire about it ...
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BTW, this should be done without going all Mark McGuire about it ...
Or without going Barry Bonds or Shoaib Akhtar about it.
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good move, much convinced with "jeesh"s post. 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???

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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/countri...ngladeshm.html
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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).
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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.
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