The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has all but confirmed the appointment of Corey Richards as a specialist fielding coach of the Tigers.
The 37-year old former New South Wales batsman, who is currently engaged with the Big Bash League side Sydney Sixers, is likely to join the Tigers on February 20.
â€œWe settled everything with Corey Richards; now all that is required is the formal approval from the board about his two-year contract. We are hopeful that he will join the team before the Sri Lanka tour,â€ said BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Enayet Hossain Siraj yesterday.
Richards, who played 55 first-class matches, has also had a coaching stint with New South Wales.
The BCB is also trying to hire a specialist batting coach but Siraj informed that there was little chance of someone joining the team before the Sri Lanka tour. Siraj was not ready to disclose the
name of the batting coach with whom they are
But it was learnt that they are negotiating with Andy Moles, the former Warwickshire batsman who also had a short stint with New Zealand as a head coach in 2008.
The Tigers will leave for Colombo on February 28 to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I.