Bangladesh news August 8, 2010

Klusener in line to be Bangladesh's bowling coach

Cricinfo staff

Lance Klusener, the former South African allrounder, could be appointed Bangladesh's bowling coach, filling the vacancy that arose because Champaka Ramanayake, a former Sri Lankan fast bowler, quit the job due to illness. If Klusener is appointed, it will be his first international coaching job after having completed a level-three coaching course at Cricket South Africa's High Performance Centre in Pretoria.

"I'm in negotiations with them [Bangladesh Cricket Board], it's not finalised yet," Klusener told Cricinfo. "There are a couple of things that need clarification, I hope to have it finalised in the next week."

The Daily Star reported that the Bangladesh board had received seven applications for the role bowling coach but Klusener was reportedly the leading candidate. It also said the BCB was looking for a fielding coach as well, after not extending Mohammad Salahuddin's tenure, and that Julien Fountain, from England, was a likely candidate.

The Bangladesh team is presently coached by Australian Jamie Siddons and the board is looking to strengthen the support staff ahead of the 2011 World Cup, which Bangladesh is co-hosting with India and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh's bowling has also been a problem area in 2010 with the team conceding totals in excess of six runs per over regularly.