POST TIME: 15 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 15 August, 2019 12:23:30 AM
BCB holds talks with likely applicants thru video confce

BCB holds talks with likely 
applicants thru video confce

In the aftermath of Eid-ul-Azha, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) held talks with its short-listed candidates’ through video conference for the vacant post of Tigers’ head coach.

BCB media committee chairman Jajal Yunus made this disclosure after attending a closed-door meeting headed by BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon on the Beximco Pharma premises in the capital yesterday in which BCB director Mahbubul Anam and BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury were also present.

After the meeting Jalal Yunus said, “We held talks with our likely candidates through video conference and hopefully we will announce the name of the head coach within next few days after completing the procedures’’.

He, however, didn’t disclose the names of those candidates.

In the meantime, when everyone is awaiting former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson’s arrival in Bangladesh, one of the BCB sources said that, the Kiwi is expected to arrive at Dhaka two or three days later but nothing is fixed yet.

According to reports, Mike Hesson, one of the BCB’s top contenders, is also on the shortlist of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and likely to give a presentation to the board and it is believed that Hesson will arrive in Dhaka after holding talks with the BCCI either on August 17 or 18.

Earlier, South African Russell Domingo, who was the first among shortlisted candidates interviewed by the BCB on July 7 which the BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus termed ‘satisfactory enough’.

ICC Cricket adds from London: Former Proteas coach Russell Domingo is in line for the Bangladesh post after interviewing with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

Domingo is among the names on the BCB's shortlist which also includes former New Zealand mentor Mike Hesson, ex-England assistant Paul Farbrace and Grant Flower, who was until recently Pakistan's batting coach.

It is believed that former England coach Andy Flower has already turned down an offer to coach the Asian team after Bangladesh sacked Englishman Steven Rhodes after last month's Cricket World Cup.

The BCB's media committee chairperson Jalal Yunus confirmed that they have already conducted an interview with Domingo and they were impressed with the professionalism of the South African.

In quotes published on ESPNCricinfo, Yunus said: “We have started working with our shortlisted coaches.

“We have just conducted an interview with Russell Domingo, the former South Africa coach. He is a real professional.

“He is well qualified. He gave us a presentation about what he thinks about Bangladesh cricket. It was satisfying for the BCB.

“We will interview the rest of the coaches on our shortlist. We have two more to interview in the next few days, and then we will choose between these coaches.”

Domingo coached South Africa from 2013-2016 with the Proteas reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup under his guidance.

He is currently in charge of the South Africa 'A' team.