Akram Khan, the director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and also its Cricket Operation Committee chairman, on Sunday informed that the national team will get a new spin bowling coach prior to the two-match Test series against Australia, adding that the coach is most likely to be an Asian. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিব-মিরাজদের জন্য এশিয়ান কোচের সন্ধানে বিসিবি]
“We’re talking with four-five persons. Within the next few days we’ll select one-two from them. Actually we talk with those if we could let them agree, we will then bring him for the team,” said Akram.
However, he denied disclosing the names, “At this moment, I can’t disclose their names. We fell in problem what you all saw in the past. So I could not want to reveal their names. But when we will finalise the deal then we will officially announce the name,” Khan told newsmen yesterday.
“We were trying since so many days. But they were engaged but we could not bring them. But there is no contractual problem of them. We are waiting for them. Hopefully we could settle the matter before the Australia series,” he added.
Akram also expressed his belief that prioritising on Asian coaches, who will be according to him much better for the team than the non-Asian, will be the the correct decision to take.
“We’re trying to rope in an Asian as the spin coach as we are an Asian country. I think they will be better for us than a non-Asian. We’re trying to bring the new spin coach. We have got its proof as we did well with the help of Asian coach. We’ve similarity with them. So it’ll be better for us if the coach is Asian,” the former captain thought. He said that they will give preference on coach’s experience and his quality work to appoint the new spin coach.
“We’ll prioritise on them, whose will have ample experience on coaching and having quality works. We all know that some coach has good career but he is not good as coach. Again, some coach has no big career but he is good as a coach. Actually we will give our preference to them on the base of those things,” Akram signed off.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com