Sanjay Bangar refuses BCB’s coaching offer
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has reportedly refused Bangladesh Cricket Board’s coaching offer citing personal and professional reasons. Some eight weeks ago BCB offered Bangar to be the Test team’s consultant.
Bangar has signed a two-year contract with Star Sports in the interim. As quoted by the Press Trust of India (PTI), the Indian national said,
“They offered me the position eight weeks ago. But in the interim, I finalised my contract with Star which gave me the opportunity to balance out my personal and professional commitments. However, I look forward to working with BCB in the future.”
The 47-year-old represented India in 12 Test matches and 15 One Day International matches in between 2001 and 2004.
Earlier BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters in Dhaka on Wednesday that they have had a talk with Bangar although anything was yet to be finalized.
“We have spoken with Bangar (for Test batting consultant) but nothing is finalised yet,”
“We are negotiating with a few others as well,” he said.
Former South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie is now working with the Bangladesh national team as the batting consultant in the shorter formats.
BCB CEO further noted that it would be McKenzie who will now look after the Test team as well until the authorities will find out a proper replacement.
“McKenzie is looking after the red-ball cricket despite being a white ball consultant and till we get a batting consultant for Test cricket we are expecting him to do the job (in red ball),” he added.