Jamie Siddons' contract extended to June 2011
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has extended the contract of coach Jamie Siddons to June 30, 2011, keeping him in charge of their 2011 World Cup campaign. Siddons began coaching Bangladesh in October 2007, replacing Dav Whatmore, and during his tenure Bangladesh won their first overseas Test series, against West Indies in July this year.
The meeting of the BCB board of directors, chaired by president Mostafa Kamal, also decided that assistant coach Khaled Mahmud will stay with the team until June 2011.
However, a decision was taken not to renew the contract of Mohammad Salahuddin, the Bangladesh fielding coach, after it expires on November 30, 2009. National Cricket Academy head coach Ruwan Kalpage will oversee the fielding of the team until the appointment of a specialist foreign fielding coach.
The BCB also said that the South Africa and West Indies A teams would tour Bangladesh in April-May 2010. The teams would participate in a tri-nation one-day tournament with Bangladesh A, and play two four-day matches each with Bangladesh A.