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 >>