Bangladesh Cricket Board is thinking about to nominate separate coaches for white-ball and red-ball cricket. However, it isn’t finalised but as discussions proceed with Gary Kirsten, the inner auditor of Bangladesh.
Separate coaches for different codecs may be very uncommon but in addition no longer new. England and Australia have accomplished that previously. In 2012, Ashley Giles was once named England’s limited-overs trainer whilst Andy Flower had the duty for Tests.
BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon feels that Bangladesh want to have different mentality for separate codecs.
“There should be separate coaches for red ball and white ball. Or we could have two or three consultants under the head coach, for the different formats. We need to keep the specialization of these formats in mind because we cannot really rely on the same mentality. We have to give more importance to Tests,” he instructed media on Monday.
“The coaches we have spoken to, none of them are interested in Test cricket. They are ready to take charge of the ODI and T20 teams. This change in mindset, particularly after T20s have come, is why Kirsten feels we should have separate red and white ball coaches. But we are still discussing if we can have separate batting coaches under a head coach.”
Kirsten, who’s on a three-day excursion, feels Bangladesh must have anyone who can get ready for 2018 World Cup in England and Wales.
“We have spoken about that [but] we haven’t finalised that yet. I think that is where modern cricket is going. The key is what’s for the best interest of the team, bearing in mind that we are a year away from the World Cup. So that’s the focus, to make sure the best coaches are available to prepare the team for the World Cup,” stated Kirsten.
Kirsten will go away Dhaka on Tuesday. He is predicted to go back Dhaka once more ahead of Tigers go away for Windies.