Sujon longs for a sub-continent spin coach


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has recently terminated the contract of Ruwan Kalpage after he failed to turn up for work by August 16. While Kalpage was basically the assistant coach of Bangladesh national team, he also looked the spin department. Resultantly, Kalpage’s absence left BCB to search a new spin coach.

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A fortnight ago, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus stated that they would appoint any local coach for temporary basis should they don’t get any foreign coach prior to the series against England in October this year.

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In the mean time, Bangladesh team’s manager Khaled Mahmud Sujon on Sunday insisted a sub-continent coach would be better to serve the purpose of the country’s spinners. According to the former Tigers captain, the sub-continent is blessed with many great spinners, which the countries outside sub-continent so far never emulated.

“Only Shane Warne is exceptional, Daniel Vettori is also good, otherwise other countries didn’t produce that much quality spinners what the sub-continent got. I think the BCB should mull to hire a spin coach from this region because they know the culture and wicket very well. It’s only my opinion. I don’t know what BCB would do,” said Sujon.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com

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