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18 August, 2017 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 17 August, 2017 10:10:29 PM
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Ramanayake to develop local pacers

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Ramanayake to develop local pacers
Champaka Ramanayake

Fast bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake said that a fine chemistry among the experienced senior and quality junior players has been developed that works behind the meteoric surge of Bangladesh cricket.

“The players are quite experienced now. When I left in 2010, the same people are playing now,” said Champaka Ramanayake.

“It is a good sign that the seniors are there with the good youngsters. That’s why you’re doing well,” Ramanayake told reporters after signing a two-year deal with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

The BCB brought Ramanayake back for the need-based BCB- High Performance (HP) team. Champaka earlier worked in BCB from 2008 to 2010 as the Academy coach and later National team.

His role this time will develop the fringe players of the HP team for the back-up of the national team what he himself reveals to media “It is High performance fast bowling coach for the emerging players. My role is to develop them for the national team.”

“The last time I started in the Academy for a few months and then I was upgraded to the national team. This time I am going to work with the youngsters, probably with the drop-off from the national or A team players.”

When asked about his contract, the 52-year-old said that the impact will be witnessed after the two-year stint.

“It is for two years. The results will come maybe after the period. It will be enough to work with the players. We will see what happens after two years,” he thought.

“It is a lot different than 2008 to 2010. We have got more players now. I am looking forward to work with a lot of new excited talented guys. It’s my duty to find out and upgrade them to the next level,” he said.

This time the sexagenarian Ramanayake said that though his leaching technique will be alike he will take new approach to explore the raw and young talent from grass root.  

“The coaching will be the same,” he said, adding: “But maybe I’ll look into the youngsters who have never been seen before. I’m thinking of going around the country to find out raw talent. Definitely there is talent, because cricket is big in the country. There should be lot of players with natural talent, so I’m looking forward to finding them.”

Sri Lanka-born coach said that he will work to bring confidence back among the players who are mostly fringe players so the measure will be effective for them.  

Expressing happiness with BCB’s measures, the fast bowling coach said, “I think BCB has some good plans. We’ve some Sri Lankan connections here. Chandika played with me in club and national team for long period of time. Sri Lanka has always helped Bangladesh cricket since 20 years ago. Cricket has gone to another level after Chandika has come here. I know all the people so it will be easier for me.”

 

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