Bangladesh news April 12, 2011

Siddons' Bangladesh tenure ends

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Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons will be looking for a new job after the nation's cricket board confirmed on Tuesday night that his contract would not be renewed. Siddons, who has coached the Bangladesh side since October 2007, appeared unlikely to win a contract extension from the moment his team failed to meet lofty home expectations during the 2011 World Cup, missing out on a quarter-final berth after heavy defeats to West Indies and South Africa.

The decision was made during a BCB meeting. "It has been agreed that national team head coach Jamie Siddons' contract, which expires on June 30, 2011, will not be extended," Mohammed Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB media and communications committee, said. "We are appreciative of Jamie's contribution over the last four years. However, we feel the time is right to ring in changes in the team management and support staff. We are going to invite applications for the head coach's position very soon."

Siddons was not surprised when informed of the board decision. "It's been a great experience and I've loved every second of it," he told ESPNCricinfo. "I think we've achieved a lot of things over the past four years, but we've also had some really bad moments and the World Cup, particularly the games against West Indies and South Africa, were some of those."

Seeking a challenge after largely smooth sailing as the Australian team batting coach, Siddons certainly found one in Bangladesh, where he achieved a notable improvement in the team's overall results, though the occasional embarrassing surrender still took place.

The series against Australia has been punctuated by a general feeling of unease within the Bangladesh camp, with the public and media still angered by the World Cup results, while the players wonder about who would be leading them into the future.

Board decisions over the future of the national selection panel are expected to be made before the end of April, while a host of support staff are either leaving or under review. In addition to Siddons, the bowling coach Ian Pont has already departed, while the fielding coach Julien Fountain has been in negotiations over an extension to his deal, which runs out on April 30. Strength and conditioning coach Grant Trafford Luden will stay on for another year, while the future of team physio Michael Henry is still to be decided.

Siddons will have his contract paid out and depart Dhaka soon after the conclusion of the third and final limited overs match against Australia.

Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | April 15, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Thanks Jamie..We shall always remember you for your contribution.

  • POSTED BY on | April 15, 2011, 2:13 GMT

    Siddons was the most successful coach till now. What is BCB thinking ?

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | April 14, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth: dude you are way overreacting. I did not say don't play Bang in 2015. I just think automatic selection of Bang over Ireland is wrong as there is not much between the two teams. The right thing was to let them slug it out in a qualifier. From an Indian POV it is better to have Bang play in 2015 so we can thump you once again for 2007 :-)

  • POSTED BY Raziulnur on | April 14, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    Jamie has a don a lot for BD team. Wish him all da BEST. Within his time we ve found useful players like sakib, tamim, riad, mushfik n shafiul. BD team is on progress n if coaches like Jamie comes and train Bd players den BD ll b a gr8 cricket team. We should bring gud coaches frm australia n sa. Selection of players must b perfect as well.

  • POSTED BY Raihan_AU on | April 14, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    It would be suicidal to appoint someone from sub-continent. We had bad experience Mahindar Amarnath. I reckon appointing a coach from Australia is the best option. for example Adam Gilchrist as batting coach and MGrath as bowling coach. Bangladesh always did well under Australian Coach. BCB should appoint a support team from Australia as well.

  • POSTED BY on | April 14, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    Jamie is a great coach and we did some success to some extend. But Bangladesh needs a Test batting coach, who will not only teach technique, but also guide/inspire players to play better innings. Hire someone from sub-continent, possibly Sourav please.

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | April 13, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    @nlambda: So, at present what Ireland badly need is to get supportive facilities and frequent involvement with competitive international cricket for their proper growth of talent. Now, in the favor of overflowing Love of Indian Cricket Fans for Irish cricket, will India host Ireland to Play in India regularly or provide direct supportive nurture for the welfare of Irish Cricket??? In this point of view, Indian Fans along with other Irish Votaries should think over the matter rather than to write and spread one ofter one Love Letters for Irish team !!

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | April 13, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    @nlambda: Watching such a large scale hymn to Ireland, it seems like that Indian Cricket Fans have suddenly fallen in Love to Ireland team as like as Love between Romeo and Juliet !! Well, Although Nobody can deny that Ireland is playing promising cricket for past 4 years. But, If you adjudicate Ireland team with Kenya for the worthiness of playing of world cup on the basis of their cricketing achievements, then who will come in first? 2003 semifinalist Kenya? Or only 2 times contestant Ireland? Of Course Its kenya, But What Problem they got into? They failed to foster cricket with enough popularity and support. Thats why their 2003 semifinalist generation is no longer exist. And What about Ireland? Many one of their team r fancy cricketers, not professional. Their cricket popularity and supportive infrastructure r still questionable. As a Result, there is a high chance to lose their present admired generation within next 4-5 years as like as Kenya.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    I think that Siddon's contract should be extended. What will Siddon or other coach do, if players are unable to execute the plan in action????? As a Bangladeshi Cricket Fan, I would say, whatever Siddon gave us.....its cool. Bangladesh need to change its CURATORS(who makes the pitch) because I never saw the pitches they made it acted whatever they (Curators) said. If Curators say, this pitch will good for spain......I NEVER FOUND IT MADE SPAIN WHEN BALL PITCHED......OR SAME THING GOES TO BATTING OR SEMING. I am just wondering why this CURATOR guy doesn't go under watchful eyes. We always blame Players, Coach or bla bla bla. Now it is time to Focus on this Curators people. Bangladesh need a Good Coach for its Under 19's Team. We should keep Jimmy as a Head Coach because its players duty to perform on the field .....not the Coach. So I still thing that Jimmy can give us something.........

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | April 13, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth: 2007 is long gone, we are world champions! And questioning Bang's automatic selection for 2015 ahead of Ireland is valid. Even in the current series against Aus Bang have looked very ordinary and out of their depth. The 1st one dayer where the batsmen did not even make an effort to chase and ended the innings 5 wickets still in hand shows how demoralized they are. Ireland would have been 240 all out rather than ending up 210/5.

  • POSTED BY on | April 15, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Thanks Jamie..We shall always remember you for your contribution.

  • POSTED BY on | April 15, 2011, 2:13 GMT

    Siddons was the most successful coach till now. What is BCB thinking ?

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | April 14, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth: dude you are way overreacting. I did not say don't play Bang in 2015. I just think automatic selection of Bang over Ireland is wrong as there is not much between the two teams. The right thing was to let them slug it out in a qualifier. From an Indian POV it is better to have Bang play in 2015 so we can thump you once again for 2007 :-)

  • POSTED BY Raziulnur on | April 14, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    Jamie has a don a lot for BD team. Wish him all da BEST. Within his time we ve found useful players like sakib, tamim, riad, mushfik n shafiul. BD team is on progress n if coaches like Jamie comes and train Bd players den BD ll b a gr8 cricket team. We should bring gud coaches frm australia n sa. Selection of players must b perfect as well.

  • POSTED BY Raihan_AU on | April 14, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    It would be suicidal to appoint someone from sub-continent. We had bad experience Mahindar Amarnath. I reckon appointing a coach from Australia is the best option. for example Adam Gilchrist as batting coach and MGrath as bowling coach. Bangladesh always did well under Australian Coach. BCB should appoint a support team from Australia as well.

  • POSTED BY on | April 14, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    Jamie is a great coach and we did some success to some extend. But Bangladesh needs a Test batting coach, who will not only teach technique, but also guide/inspire players to play better innings. Hire someone from sub-continent, possibly Sourav please.

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | April 13, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    @nlambda: So, at present what Ireland badly need is to get supportive facilities and frequent involvement with competitive international cricket for their proper growth of talent. Now, in the favor of overflowing Love of Indian Cricket Fans for Irish cricket, will India host Ireland to Play in India regularly or provide direct supportive nurture for the welfare of Irish Cricket??? In this point of view, Indian Fans along with other Irish Votaries should think over the matter rather than to write and spread one ofter one Love Letters for Irish team !!

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | April 13, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    @nlambda: Watching such a large scale hymn to Ireland, it seems like that Indian Cricket Fans have suddenly fallen in Love to Ireland team as like as Love between Romeo and Juliet !! Well, Although Nobody can deny that Ireland is playing promising cricket for past 4 years. But, If you adjudicate Ireland team with Kenya for the worthiness of playing of world cup on the basis of their cricketing achievements, then who will come in first? 2003 semifinalist Kenya? Or only 2 times contestant Ireland? Of Course Its kenya, But What Problem they got into? They failed to foster cricket with enough popularity and support. Thats why their 2003 semifinalist generation is no longer exist. And What about Ireland? Many one of their team r fancy cricketers, not professional. Their cricket popularity and supportive infrastructure r still questionable. As a Result, there is a high chance to lose their present admired generation within next 4-5 years as like as Kenya.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 16:22 GMT

    I think that Siddon's contract should be extended. What will Siddon or other coach do, if players are unable to execute the plan in action????? As a Bangladeshi Cricket Fan, I would say, whatever Siddon gave us.....its cool. Bangladesh need to change its CURATORS(who makes the pitch) because I never saw the pitches they made it acted whatever they (Curators) said. If Curators say, this pitch will good for spain......I NEVER FOUND IT MADE SPAIN WHEN BALL PITCHED......OR SAME THING GOES TO BATTING OR SEMING. I am just wondering why this CURATOR guy doesn't go under watchful eyes. We always blame Players, Coach or bla bla bla. Now it is time to Focus on this Curators people. Bangladesh need a Good Coach for its Under 19's Team. We should keep Jimmy as a Head Coach because its players duty to perform on the field .....not the Coach. So I still thing that Jimmy can give us something.........

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | April 13, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth: 2007 is long gone, we are world champions! And questioning Bang's automatic selection for 2015 ahead of Ireland is valid. Even in the current series against Aus Bang have looked very ordinary and out of their depth. The 1st one dayer where the batsmen did not even make an effort to chase and ended the innings 5 wickets still in hand shows how demoralized they are. Ireland would have been 240 all out rather than ending up 210/5.

  • POSTED BY GeckoHA559 on | April 13, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    You have to give credit to Siddons and the other Coaching staff. Before Siddons came Bangladesh's win rate in ODI was 10-11%. In the years hes been here the win rate has gone up to 30-32%. Tha is an improvement.

  • POSTED BY BurningBright on | April 13, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Yeah.. get rid of these silly no-spin rubbish spinners and get some tall fast bowlers..most of Bangladesh players are around 5'6"..need to get some taller ones.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 12:59 GMT

    They first need to remove this left arm spin thing.Excluding a few players all are below par bowlers.I think they need a good asian coach,i m sure language will be a problem while communicating with foreign coaches like siddons.Send players to county..

  • POSTED BY nandakr on | April 13, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    this expected from an ordinary team. why make this fuzz??? what siddon can do??? they never won anything substantial and just because they had hosted worldcup doesnot mean that they will quality for Quarterfinals.

    b'desh results are on the expected lines...this team needs to qualify to participate in world cup tournaments. Ireland is a better team than b'desh.

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | April 13, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    I feel extremely surprised by watching that some people always try to flatten BD team and BD cricket as if they came here in the mission of retaliation against BD team. (Most Probably for their heart-break occurred 4 years ago in 2007 World Cup!!!) If BD team loss a match garishly then immediately launch the campaign of blaming BD cricket for depriving them from their desired scrumptious cricket!!!! If ICC disallow Ireland to be included in World Cup then at once start charging BD cricket for the decision of taken by ICC!!!! If Anyone search then he'll surely find out that How Beautifully(!!) Their Endeared Team Played to Loss consecutive Two Matches against Zimbabwe in an ODI Tri-Series in 2010!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    It doesn't matter who coaches bangladesh, whether it is Siddons, Viv Richards, Kirsten, Mike Brearley. The fact is they are not a good team. Bangladeshi's are quick to blame the coach and use Siddons as scapegoat because they cannot see the root of their problem, which is their lack of credible talent.

  • POSTED BY JB77 on | April 13, 2011, 8:43 GMT

    Yes. Ganguly is the answer. No one brings people together with his incredible people skills and selfless personality like Ganguly. Note: Sarcasm isn't alway apparent in written text. Trust me - the above statements are LOADED with it.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 8:31 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly will make a fantastic batting coach. He understands the local language and culture, he's a great motivator, and he also had a pretty good record as an international batsman.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    Bangladeshi players should go overseas play club cricket in places like Australia and England. Only then the players will be strong both physically and mentally, and they will be more than competitive in no time. If you remember the performance by the captain Shakib during the New Zealand tour to Bangladesh, he was a changed and refined player since he just came back playing county cricket in England. So I rekon, the domestic league in Bangladesh is no where near competitive, they might be producing talent but not cricketers worthy enough to beat World class sides regulary or atleast to compete in every single game.

    I think BCB should seriously look over this and try get their national team players to get in to overseas cricket clubs.

  • POSTED BY Venkat_Super_11 on | April 13, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    Honestly, this is a very good move by BCB. Siddons is not really up to his job. Probably they can retain him as team spokesperson. That's what he is doing now anyway

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 7:08 GMT

    @TheDoctor394 The head coach coach the coaches to coach the players....LOLZ!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 7:06 GMT

    yeah i agree with all who comment here.siddons such a not good coatch bcoz u see his previous coatching job.he never play good cricket,how he become good coatches,impossibe.so we shoud get good coatch who from sub-continent.good luck bd team.

  • POSTED BY analyseabhishek on | April 13, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Sourav Ganguli should at least work on a consultative basis with the Bangladeshi team. Bangladesh's problems are mainly temperamental and someone like Ganguli, who overcame a lot of odds during his own career and came on top, should be able to guide them. Having a common language and cultural understanding may be further help. Once they overcome the temperamental part and the inferiority complex, then only they should go for the method oriented Australian or South African coaches.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:43 GMT

    http://www.picbadges.com/bangladesh-14/1523887/

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:43 GMT

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cricket-Petition-against-icc-for-10-team-world-cup/204903979527478

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:39 GMT

    Coach is for coaching I think Siddons did a wonderful job for BAN he tried his best to take them to a good position It's a matter of perform If players can't perform and do the same mistake again & again what will coach do he'll go there and play for us? I like that comment FM Zubair Ahmed coach or no coach they'll remain the same?

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:37 GMT

    Everything you do, is of no use until & unless you do not develop domestic cricket. also you need good, fast, grassy & bouncy wickets to find out the potential in the batsman & the bowlers as well as good grounds to make a perfect fielding side......

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:27 GMT

    Try to get Miandad & Wsim Akram as your coaches. Language and other things are also important. In Sri Lanka cricket at the school level is not second to any other country. Lay the foundation others will fall in line.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    Bangladesh: try getting a team in the IPL. That could help you.

    Otherwise...yeah, you need to admit you suck.

  • POSTED BY Rakesh_Sharma on | April 13, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    The fact that Saurav Ganguly is Bengali speaking will help in communication.Big time. Bangladesh must scout for Saurav Ganguly .

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | April 13, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    Thanks BCB for realizing the fact & take necessary action before its cost us more. Hope you would be able to find more competitive & fruitful coach for our team. You have raised our expectation by bringing Gordon & Whitemore for the boys so now we can obviously expect similar categorical coaches whom we can relay on for our better performance.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 5:41 GMT

    coach or no coach... the fact of the matter for bangladesh will remain the same....

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 5:31 GMT

    Problem starts the moment Tamim becomes aggressive. After 2 or 3 big shots, he needs to be defensive. What happened to Raquibul in last 2 ODI? He needs to wake up and lay a solid foundation as 1 down batsman. When the top order batsman and middle order batsman fails, look at what happened to the Tigers against WI and RSA. Luckily against England, the bowlers won the match. I think what the Tigers need is confidence and consistency.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 5:24 GMT

    i agree with some of u have suggested Sourav Ganguly as a batting coach if he's available. it will be great! as coaching is a matter of comunication and there will must be some advantages of having same language and also cultural background.

  • POSTED BY Viper2.0 on | April 13, 2011, 4:57 GMT

    I wonder what they mean by failed world cup? They ended up where everyone expected them to be so.Just because they have caused upsets,doesn't mean that they are a good team.You have to consistently beat top teams rather than living in past glory where you might have defeated some top teams that to only once i suppose.I wonder how long ICC will persist with bangladesh after some consistently pathetic performances.And coming to Siddons,hope his master plan of taking out Clarke works well at least in his last match with this so called cricket team he has at his disposal LOL.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    we thank jaime siddons for his contributions and we are looking forward to a brand new future HOPEFULLY

  • POSTED BY nlambda on | April 13, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    Bangladesh should hire Greg Chappell as coach and Ganguly as fielding coach.

  • POSTED BY crazytaurean on | April 13, 2011, 4:30 GMT

    Players did not perform. So why blame the coach entirely !! Seriously believe Bangladesh is no better than other associate nations like Ireland and Netherlands. They have some brilliant individual talent like Sakib but as a team they donot look to beat top sides right now, just tend to gives scares like Ireland does.

  • POSTED BY banglaman on | April 13, 2011, 3:48 GMT

    I am agree with BCB desicion. He need to go. I do thank him, he came Bangladesh when we had bad political problem all over the nation. Now we need a coach who can understand our problem, and deal with it. We need Mr. Nananu to teach us how to play and how to deal. Used to in Bangladesh we had club cricket, mostly in Dhaka city. Today we have divisional cricket, but it's not working. What we need more club cricket all around the nation. Example: Dec to Feb divisional club cricket. Then best 4 club cricket team from each devision will play for National Cricket cup. By this way our game will be build, because it did in past. Also after NCC, then we will organize the NCL T20. Idea taken from India, but we need to break IPL monopoly. In football players have English leg.. Spanish Leg.., but in cricket we have only IPL. IPL became important because players can make money. That's why it became monopoly. We need to break it. Now!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    It's time to ask minnows to play against each other and quality for major tournaments. It was horrid decision to exclude Ireland and The Netherlands from world cup where team like Bangladesh and ZM is worst than ever.. Ireland team is far far better than BD and ZM.

  • POSTED BY shahid26 on | April 13, 2011, 3:21 GMT

    its easy to say that siddon's was a good coach,also learned a important lesson in this period. bt between this long period may b he delivered every kinds of techniques to our cricket..so get new way to develop our cricket coaching stuff change is mandatory.i think we need a young coach like VVS laxman..hope it ll b a good option who carry every kinds of challenges already proved.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 3:18 GMT

    Bangladesh should try for Gary Kirsten.....

  • POSTED BY cricketabu on | April 13, 2011, 3:15 GMT

    Nothing wrong! After doing that job for 4 years Siddons also not surprised. He did well. Bd did well too under him. Now time for change and plan for next WC.

  • POSTED BY ARad on | April 13, 2011, 2:22 GMT

    BD shouldn't have full Test status but since they have it now, it is important that they become competitive. Recently retired players like Justin Langer, Stephen Fleming or someone like Arjuna Ranatunga will infuse the players with both tactical nous as well as mental strength. Technique should be mainly a matter for bowling and batting coaches...

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 2:06 GMT

    I do not think changing coaches will improve cricket Bangladesh. the mentality of the players should change.. there is no temperament shown from the players.. the cricket board is doing all but attacking the real issue.. this is like changing pillows when you have a headache.. Good luck Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY TheDoctor394 on | April 13, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    Batting coach... bowling coach... fielding coach... strength and conditioning coach... What does the actual coach coach do?

  • POSTED BY FrenchCricketFan on | April 13, 2011, 1:02 GMT

    its not coach , its their infastructure. How would you develop any outdoor sport without having some fields n parks in the country ? Build some free fields and parks , make sports an extra-curricula activity in school level ,work on your infastructure, work on your pipeline to produce players - then talk about coach n other stuff.

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    Siddons was never a good coach.He coached SthAus cricket for a time an he was not very good then we'were worse then than we r now.He expected to be coach but he has to get players to perform ALL time not just in some

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 0:49 GMT

    Bangladesh need a coach from the sub continent. I would prefer someone from Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY Ariesguy2011 on | April 13, 2011, 0:49 GMT

    SHakib Al -Hasan is giving back-up to Raqubul Hasan just because he is a good fielder. But Raquibul Hasan's prime job is not fielding rather his batting. What kind of nonsense reason is behind his inclusion? Look at the batting stat and u would notice Number 4 and number 6 batsman are Bangladesh's batting weaknesses and those areas needs to be filled up by an in-form Junaid Siddique at # 6 and Jahurul Islam at # 4. Best Bangladeshi 12 should be- Tamim, Kayes, Shahriar, Jahuril, Shakib, Junaid, Mahmudullah, Mushfique, Razzak, Shafiul, Mashrafe and Rubel and Naeem and Shuvo should be stand by-

  • POSTED BY on | April 13, 2011, 0:46 GMT

    Wow- for once I find myself agreeing with the eternally annoying Rakesh_Sharma- yes, if available Saurav C. Ganguly should be the next coach! Definitely the best choice, if he is not available then possibly Wasim Akram another long-term friend of Bangladesh cricket. The fitness and fielding coaches should definitely still be from Australia or England! The bowling coach should be from Sri Lanka or Pakistan and the battinng coach from India or England!

  • POSTED BY bobagorof on | April 13, 2011, 0:38 GMT

    I don't recall Siddons batting or out in the field during those matches against South Africa and the West Indies. While the coach has a large part in the preparation of the players, the players themselves need to go out and perform. Siddons oversaw the 4-0 win against New Zealand, so he was obviously doing something right. Under his coaching the side has had 2 of its 3 Test wins (Win/Loss ratio of .12, more than double their overall W/L of .05). Their ODI performances have generally been good too (W/L of .59). Both batting and bowling have improved by around 3 points while he's been in charge. But if the Bangladesh board believe there is a better person available, then they're quite right to sign them up instead. 3 1/2 years is a long time to coach a team and if they're looking towards the next World Cup then now is a good time to make a change.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | April 13, 2011, 0:09 GMT

    @Shahid Zaman - I wish Cric Oz would sack Neilsen! LOL! @ Rakesh_Sharma - never liked Ganguly, but he probably would be a good choice, except I think he wouldn't want to.

  • POSTED BY hasib9 on | April 12, 2011, 23:56 GMT

    Siddon's has tried his best, but yest it is time for a change. Not that we are too unhappy with just Siddons. A change may just be a good thing. Who know who will merge into the national team and be a star like Shakib.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    why a player like rakibul plays 4 bd i dont know.i'm not a coach but if i was 1 i would have figured it out by now that my 2nd down batsman is a fake1.he looks a good 1 but he don't know how 2 face any world class pace attack.a sign of a good batsman is they will never expose their timbers.how often does he get bowled out 4 under 10.he needed 2 go like a year ago and this coach needs 2 go as well 4 not knowing who is the bomb and who is not.its time we go forward in a different direction.a direction where we get bowled out for 58 runs and 2 games later , on the biggest game 2 the date we repeat that performance.coach should have identified that problem.when he was told about our batting problem b4 the sa game his answer was we scored more run than ireland,england & netherland.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 23:20 GMT

    Siddon was never the problem... the problem was the BCB refusing Siddon's requests for more training camps... when he got his wish the one time.... was the time Bangladesh beat the Kiwis 4-0.

  • POSTED BY ygkd on | April 12, 2011, 22:54 GMT

    Is this a good move? BD has some talent. Look at Mushfiqar Rahim's game against Aus (or was that team Watson?). But like almost everyone else in the team, he needs more time. I can't remember Watson being a world-beater at the same age. Like countries, players don't develop the moment they appear on the world stage. Chopping and changing coaches doesn't get you anywhere. You need accountability, but it has to start at the top - with the administration who select the coaches etc. If Siddons has already done all he can, and that could well be the case, you have to ask why has to come to this point so quickly? And when a new coach is appointed, will not the same thing happen again?

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 22:30 GMT

    Firing coaches is just the way of the world ... everyone does that from football (soccer) to basketball, from baseball to cricket. So it doesn't come with a big surprise that B'desh Cric. Auth. chose not to extend the contract. I think a job of a good coach is help bring out the potential in a player. I think the team should look and invest big time into a South Asian (preferably from India or SL) coach along with a part-time S. African or Australian fielding coach, and a Pak or SL bowling coach. I believe it will shake up and improve a lot of sectors.

  • POSTED BY Robin7 on | April 12, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    Siddons was good for us. I think BCB will realize after a while. Bangladesh just started to learn how to win the games. It would have been better if his contrast is extended at least for two more years............

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | April 12, 2011, 21:37 GMT

    I agree with some of the comments posted here. Bang board should accept that their cricketers are still not at the level where they can beat top 3-5 ranked teams on a consistent basis. As much as skill, it takes self belief to do that. Take Sri Lanka. It took them close to 13-14 yrs before they won their first big prize, the 1996 WC, after they were given Test status. Blaming and firing coaches is childish and not accepting the ground reality. A new coach alone is not going to change much for their cricket.

  • POSTED BY Ashique129 on | April 12, 2011, 21:25 GMT

    After the World Cup, this is the first good news I've heard about our cricket. Finally, the BCB is showing the spine to get rid of Siddons. It is about time that we move forward and look to the future with someone useful and beneficial for our cause. Pretty much the same group of players (barring Mashrafe and Razzak) might be playing for the next 4 years. This is the right time to shake things up. Wish we could get Gordon back (I still miss this tough guy). For the first time in our cricketing history he brought some steel out of our players. Too bad Wright is also taken. I was really hoping it would be either Wright or Gordon. But who gives a damn about what I think anyway?

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | April 12, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    Look for a sub-continent coach!

    That will help immensely because your pitches are slow and spinning but yet you don't know how to play on those conditions.

    Change your pitches (if it's possible) or get a coach which, can help you guys adapt to the conditions.

  • POSTED BY Indiaforever on | April 12, 2011, 20:58 GMT

    They should get someone from the sub-continent as they play most of their games at home at know the conditions very well. A local coach is what Bangladesh need right now.

  • POSTED BY Rakesh_Sharma on | April 12, 2011, 20:57 GMT

    Saurav Ganguly will be sthe best.He was aggressive captain and high class players will be at ease with him.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 20:22 GMT

    They should go for Jennings, RCB coach, very intelligent.

  • POSTED BY arjunindenver on | April 12, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    Unfortunately the Board is in a position where they can point fingers, first at the players, then at the coach and selection committee. But accountability should be at all levels. Who put the coach in place? The BCB. Who saw the progress and did not do anything? BCB. To me it is not as simple as overhauling the system and get a new coach. India got Greg Chappel and the dude failed miserably as the system was not right. I feel BCB also needs to set proper goals. Bangladesh should be out playing cricket away from home, every chance it gets.. to build its confidence. And yes, it is time for the team to be rebuild.. give Dada the reign and give him 4 years. Most do not realize, but Dhoni acknowledged after winning that the nucleus of the current team (Yuni, Gautam, Dhoni, Sehwag, Suresh) all were discovered and nurtured under Dada.

  • POSTED BY Harvey on | April 12, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    An incomprehensible decision. Under Siddons Bangladesh began to look like a genuine Test outfit for the first time. They're going to find themselves back at square one if they're not careful.

  • POSTED BY Farhad-Shamsi on | April 12, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    @CricketpunditUSA - Agreed that Sourav Ganguly would fit in nicely as coach for BD team. He has seen them up close, and could be very effective because of similar cultural background. BD should also look for talented coaches from PAK also.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    Why some one from south Africa or England? Why not sujon or sallahuddin ?

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Australians & Englishmen will not teach our players cordially. So, we should look coaches from the sub-continent.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    I want to coach Bengali Boys at a strategic level. I've noticed them intently and I want one year to work with the team. They have basic issues which I'm willing to discuss with the Bangladesh board. I'm willing to work with any technical coach they hire!

  • POSTED BY Nipun on | April 12, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    About Bangladesh,well,its not about the coach.They've had people like Gordon Greenidge,Dav Whatmore,Mohinder Amarnath,& now Jamie Siddons as coach.Many people would say that Bangladesh does not have a good cricket structure & that's what is hindering their progress.That is partially true.But then,also look at Pakistan.They don't have a proper cricket structure too.That has not hindered them from producing world class talent.Its just that Bangladesh does not have any world class talent.The likes of Tamim Iqbal,Shakib Al Hasan,Mushfiqur Rahim are good players,but that is all.They are not world beaters.Shakib Al Hasan is currently ranked the number 1 ODI allrounder,true,but no one can deny that it is MAINLY because Bangladesh play Zimbabwe 80% of the time-& mind you,Bangladesh still lose to Zimbabwe at least once in every series they play against each other.Bangladeshi players make a lot of brave talk,but they neither play well enough nor do they have the talent to walk the talk.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:55 GMT

    We will miss him, he was a very good coach

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    I want to coach Bengali boys on a strategic level. Give me one year. I've a few things i'd like to discuss with the Bengali team and have their weaknesses written down.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    hheheh ,,, its not who you are hiring its that whether players playing the game has enough talent to face the malingas, lees, zaheers. Bangla top order is ridiculous ,, they never got going in any of the matches,,

  • POSTED BY Choudury on | April 12, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    Bad decision. Considering the age and status quo of Bangladesh cricket, BCB should have continued with Jamie for the next 4 year cycle. This would allow the current crop of players develop to their peak at around 27 years of age by the next world cup. There is poor age level coaching to prepare a cricketer when coming in to the national setup. So once the talents have been identified, Bangladesh needs to nurture and develop them long term. Instead, we will be reinventing the wheel again.

    Anyways, many thanks and appreciation to Siddons for guiding and developing the young players. Bangladesh cricket is in much better off than when he took over. The average, both team wise and individual wise are up, specially in tests, where Bangladesh really lagged before. Best wishes, Jamie!

  • POSTED BY bala-chala on | April 12, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    There is no shortcut to hard work. Bangladesh needs to earn their right to play among the top 10. Free passes to world cups and test status is only detrimental to their development.

  • POSTED BY CricketpunditUSA on | April 12, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    Oh man! Here is the job for Dada Ganguly...Restore the Bengal Pride!

  • POSTED BY rockybulh on | April 12, 2011, 18:35 GMT

    Good decision. Hope it will work good for the team.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    Really? I don't think it's about the coaching staff. It's the infra-structure, which needs more improvement, and our domestic competition, that needs to be revised to aim at creating competitiveness amongst the players as well as giving them proper exposure to the game. What about preparing more sporting wickets? And why the politicians are still filling in the BCB administration? This is one sport that we have the opportunity to excel at, don't ruin it!!!!

  • POSTED BY wiiCricket on | April 12, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    And they do it again. Now the next coach and the BD players succumb to pressure and then another coach. Don't you all feel that there is also something seriously wrong with BD cricket?

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    Changing Coach will not bring much in the result of Bangladesh Cricket team. Siddons made remarkable improvement in the batting. The thing BD cricket failed to achieve was only due to the lack of mental strength of the players and politics in the cricket. But still wish good luck and success for Bangladesh Cricket team….

  • POSTED BY gmukhtadir on | April 12, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    I feel its a good decision. We need a change now. Bangladesh cricket is getting boring.

  • POSTED BY -Murad- on | April 12, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    Good Decision. Now we need to hire someone from South Africa or England.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    i think its a good decision.at least players like raqibul will not playing despite continuous poor performance and alok kapali will get some chances to prove himself.

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  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    i think its a good decision.at least players like raqibul will not playing despite continuous poor performance and alok kapali will get some chances to prove himself.

  • POSTED BY -Murad- on | April 12, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    Good Decision. Now we need to hire someone from South Africa or England.

  • POSTED BY gmukhtadir on | April 12, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    I feel its a good decision. We need a change now. Bangladesh cricket is getting boring.

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    Changing Coach will not bring much in the result of Bangladesh Cricket team. Siddons made remarkable improvement in the batting. The thing BD cricket failed to achieve was only due to the lack of mental strength of the players and politics in the cricket. But still wish good luck and success for Bangladesh Cricket team….

  • POSTED BY wiiCricket on | April 12, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    And they do it again. Now the next coach and the BD players succumb to pressure and then another coach. Don't you all feel that there is also something seriously wrong with BD cricket?

  • POSTED BY on | April 12, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    Really? I don't think it's about the coaching staff. It's the infra-structure, which needs more improvement, and our domestic competition, that needs to be revised to aim at creating competitiveness amongst the players as well as giving them proper exposure to the game. What about preparing more sporting wickets? And why the politicians are still filling in the BCB administration? This is one sport that we have the opportunity to excel at, don't ruin it!!!!

  • POSTED BY rockybulh on | April 12, 2011, 18:35 GMT

    Good decision. Hope it will work good for the team.

  • POSTED BY CricketpunditUSA on | April 12, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    Oh man! Here is the job for Dada Ganguly...Restore the Bengal Pride!

  • POSTED BY bala-chala on | April 12, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    There is no shortcut to hard work. Bangladesh needs to earn their right to play among the top 10. Free passes to world cups and test status is only detrimental to their development.

  • POSTED BY Choudury on | April 12, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    Bad decision. Considering the age and status quo of Bangladesh cricket, BCB should have continued with Jamie for the next 4 year cycle. This would allow the current crop of players develop to their peak at around 27 years of age by the next world cup. There is poor age level coaching to prepare a cricketer when coming in to the national setup. So once the talents have been identified, Bangladesh needs to nurture and develop them long term. Instead, we will be reinventing the wheel again.

    Anyways, many thanks and appreciation to Siddons for guiding and developing the young players. Bangladesh cricket is in much better off than when he took over. The average, both team wise and individual wise are up, specially in tests, where Bangladesh really lagged before. Best wishes, Jamie!