Nazmul Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket Board president, is confident to rope a head coach by next month.
Meanwhile, since Chandika Hathurusinghe’s exit, Bangladesh didn’t have any head coach. BCB, since then, has opted to take some time instead of rushing to rope in a coach.
In the previous series at home, Khaled Mahmud worked as a team director; however, he didn’t live up to expectations. In the ongoing Nidahas Trophy, bowling coach Courtney Walsh is working as the interim coach.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh lost three back-to-back series at home since the start of this year.
BCB to Rope in a Head Coach:
Najmul Hasan announced the news just after Bangladesh registered an emphatic win against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh chased a record target of 215 runs with beat Sri Lanka by five wickets.
“We will finalize the head coach after the series,” Nazmul said. “No point talking about it here as we are all currently away from home. But we are expecting to call two to three candidates [for interviews]. We are hoping that our next head coach will join by April as we are determined to complete his selection by this month,” he added.
“They are coming from different places, but certainly there is no Sri Lankan in it,” he revealed.
Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons have already presented their case to the BCB, but it is still unclear who the front-runner is.
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