Gary Kirsten is doing Bangladesh team’s internal audit and will work till there is a new head coach, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ কারস্টেন বাংলাদেশ দলে ইন্টার্নাল অডিট করছেন]
Kirsten landed in Dhaka on Sunday night after his stint in IPL. The South African talked to senior cricketers on his first day. Nizamuddin said that he will assess BCB about how the Tigers can improve in big events.
“Gary Kirsten is doing an internal audit of the Bangladesh team. He will give an assessment to the cricket board about how the team can improve looking ahead to ICC competitions like the World Cup and World T20. At the same time, he is also working with us on coach recruitment. We have shortlisted some coaches, and Kirsten also has some names. At this stage he will advise us about which areas to work on, and then he will say which available coach will be effective for us,” said Nizamuddin.
Kirsten has been working for Bangladesh before he came to Dhaka. He even talked to Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman during IPL. He is working with the board to find their new head coach.
“Maybe his work is more visible today as he is working in Dhaka but Kirsten has been working for us for some time now. He spoke to our current captain already. He has been in contact with the candidates that we are discussing for different coaching positions. He is also in touch with those in his list.
“He is working as our consultant in this process. We had initially planned to have him till the 2019 World Cup and he had agreed too. But later after taking account of his various commitments, he said he will work till the appointment of the coach.”
According to reports, Paul Farbrace is in BCB’s list for head coach candidates and Paddy Upton as fielding coach.