Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been contriving for a new high profile coach since the abrupt resignation of Chandika Hathurusingha before finishing off his term as the head coach of Bangladesh national team.
Passing through busy BPL schedule, BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Akram Khan revealed that the name of the new recruitment will be announced after the coming board meeting.
On Wednesday, Akram Khan said, “Just after the election, we have got busy with BPL. Now the time has come. We will announce the name of the new recruit within several weeks after the board meeting. The decision will be taken in the meeting.”
Whether the next coach will be an interim one or get permanent contract is yet to be cleared. But Akram Khan hinted about the strong possibility of Khaled Mahmud Shujon in this regard.
“I’ve heard about that but no officially. He (Khaled Mahmud) is in the high run. But one thing I can say that if the board will have to go for a local coach, Khaled Mahmud is our best choice,” said Akram.
On the other hand, Akram said he sees no sign of Hathurusingha returning in Bangladesh.
He said, “We have found no report. He supposed to come here but I don’t think he will. We should assume he will no more be with us. We will definitely try to bring a best possible coach in order to take Bangladesh cricket in the long run.”
When Akram Khan was asked from where they would look for a coach whether within or out of Asia, he said it would depend upon the availability.
“We will publish the circular. Anyone from any country can apply. Prior to the appointment of Hathurusingha, we witnessed several coaches who came from outside Asia left the job before terms. It procured bad influence upon the team. It would be better to have an Asian coach because of the similarity of culture,” he said.
About resuming the responsibility of old coaching staffs when the new coach will arrive, Akram Khan said, “Generally these things depend upon the choice of the head coach. Whoever becomes the head coach, have specific plans and choices. If the coming new coach would be happy with the surrounding staffs, we have no trouble to resume their duties. If in case the new coach would come to demand for new or better staffs, we will have to make new recruitment.”