Jamie Siddons, current assistant coach of Australia team, has accepted the offer to become the head coach of Bangladesh national cricket team. Siddons is the third Australian after Trevor Chappel and Dave Whatmore to coach Bangladesh.
Siddons, who was initially favorite for the job but was ruled out during the Twenty20 world cup in South Africa, was delighted with the new appointment "I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted an offer from the BCB to coach the Bangladesh National Team" said Siddons.
Siddons, former captain of Victoria and South Australia, is considered as one of Australia's greatest domestic players never to win a Test cap. He made 11,587 first-class runs at 44.91, playing for Victoria and South Australia between 1984 and 2000, and only played one international against Pakistan in 1988.
Siddons is a level 3 coach and has an excellent coaching pedigree. He was involved in coaching profession since his retirement from first class cricket. He served as Redbacks' assistant coach from 2002 to 2005. He is working as a senior coach of Commonwealth Bank Academy since May 2005 and was appointed as the assistant coach of Australia after 2005 ashes series.
Bangladesh will be his first international assignment outside Australia. He will come to Bangladesh on 29th October to finalize the terms and condition and he is expected to sign a 2 year deal with Bangladesh Cricket Board.
BanglaCricket warmly welcomes Siddons as Bangladesh coach and will extend all sorts of cooperation during his tenure as Bangladesh coach.