Bangladesh news June 1, 2011

Vincent Barnes in running for Bangladesh job

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has reportedly zeroed in on South Africa's assistant coach, Vincent Barnes, as a candidate to coach the national team following the departure of Australian Jamie Siddons after a disappointing World Cup campaign. Stuart Law, the interim coach of Sri Lanka, is also in the running but there are reports of his chances failing due to a disagreement over conditions with the BCB.

"We are still in negotiations with Stuart Law. We are interested in him but we have given him some conditions," BCB president Mustafa Kamal told Daily Star. "If he accepts those, we'll go for him. It means our talks with him are not over.

"If it doesn't go through with Law, we will take a final decision on Barnes. If we take him, it is nothing to be worried about because we'll take a specialist coach for batting and bowling."

The BCB hopes to ratify the appointment of a new coach at their board meeting on Saturday, June 4, and Kamal said talks with Barnes were at "an advanced stage".

When contacted by ESPNcricinfo, however, Barnes only said, "I've been approached [by the BCB] and that's where it ended."

Cricket South Africa are also scheduled to unveil their new coach on Monday, June 6. Although Barnes did not apply for the South Africa job, CSA could still consider him a candidate, and he was said to be considering a role in the future set-up.

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  • Dummy4 on June 4, 2011, 20:08 GMT

    Stuart Law is a good candidate but Vincent Barnes is a specialist bowling coach, I think bangladesh cricket team needs a main professional batting coach than a bowling coach.if there is Vincent Barnes , bd cricket team will have to appoint an extra batting coach & it will b a complicated situation..

  • reazul on June 3, 2011, 19:39 GMT

    @Meowcat Seriously? That's why Ireland hiring imports like Hamish Marshal, Trent Johnston, Alex Cusack , Albert Van Der Merwe (what a beautiful Irish name!),Nigel Jones ,Pete Connel, Reagan West , Andre Botha etc. and getting blasted out for 96. HUH.

  • Artur on June 3, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    He better of training Ireland.Bangla has no Talent left..

  • Dummy4 on June 3, 2011, 14:23 GMT

    @hasib 9.U R wrong,now a days most of the bangladeshi cricketers understand's english.I find only 02 Rubel & Shafiul are the only non english speaking cricketers.BCB takes care of those non english speaking cricketer,they undergo a short training to improve their communication skill on english.Even Srilanka, Pakistan board carries out this sort of language skill package on english.For coaching english should not be a major issue.Shocking U being bangladeshi write this sort of remark's without knowing in detail

  • Dummy4 on June 3, 2011, 6:11 GMT

    Prash smith you are wrong, Bangladeshi boy can do any things if they setup them mind Bangladesh comming thyare ontheway. We need to takeout politics from sports than everything Be OK !!!!!!!!!!?

  • Dummy4 on June 3, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    sourav Ganguly should be our coach.

  • Hasib on June 2, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    I support the idea of hiring some South Asian cricketing legend.. the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younus, Chaminda Vaas, Jayasoria, Ganguli, and so on. Most Bangladeshi players don't understand English.. and the English speaking coaches don't understand our culture.. If we do hire an English speaking coach, at least go for someone who has the experience of being a head coach.

  • Bang on June 2, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    @KTiwari, you are absolutely right. Bangladesh need more a mentor and planner to uplift the general standard of Bangladeshi cricketers and I personally suggest Sunil Gavaskar as the person. He not only has a soft corner for Bangladesh cricket but also believes that Bangladesh have potential to rise as a cricket power. But the political hoodlums, who run BCB as their persnal business house would never dare to bring someone liek Gavaskar because he wont listen to their garbage.

  • Bang on June 2, 2011, 16:51 GMT

    BCB is run by non-cricketing officials who are really politico-goons. They have no idea that it is VERY necessary for the budding Bangladeshi cricketers to be guided by a coach who has vast exposure to PLAYING international cricket, not just watching from sitescreen or on video analysts' monitors. Yet the hoodlums, called cricket officials in Bangladesh, look for a coach who would lack in personality and experience so can be controlled in their own way. Alas.

  • Dummy4 on June 2, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Vincent Barnes surely will be good for Bangladesh ,because he had done good with SA , specially with bowling attach , but Former Srilanka Coach Trevor Bayliss is extremely talented , i don't know why Srilanka sacked him , if we look his tenure with Srilanka and NSW , i think he is really good . So Go for Trevor Bayliss.

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