Coach to be named in a day or two: Yunus | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:09 AM, August 15, 2019

Coach to be named in a day or two: Yunus

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to appoint a new head coach, a position that has been vacant since the board parted ways with Steve Rhodes following a disappointing World Cup campaign in July.

The BCB officials conducted a tele-conference with a few probable candidates yesterday.

“Even today [Wednesday] we have talked over the phone with a few probable candidates for the head coach’s post. We are confident that we will be able to disclose the name of a new head coach over the next one or two days,” BCB’s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told The Daily Star yesterday.

There had been talk that former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson was all set to become the Tigers’ new coach. However, although the board was keen to rope in the 44-year-old, according to sources close to developments there are very slim chances of Hesson, who is also one of the shortlisted candidates to be India’s head coach, coming to Bangladesh.

Yunus, however, was not willing to make any comment on Hesson’s current status but he did say that the attributes the board is looking for are strong vision and passion, along with the financial considerations.

Former South African coach Russell Domingo had visited the country for an interview with the BCB earlier this month, and board officials were satisfied with his plan and vision during the presentation.

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