Bangladesh news June 1, 2011

Vincent Barnes in running for Bangladesh job

ESPNcricinfo staff
  shares 20

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.

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • 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..

  • tatactg 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.

  • MeowCat on June 3, 2011, 18:26 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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 !!!!!!!!!!?

  • on June 3, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    sourav Ganguly should be our coach.

  • hasib9 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_La 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_La 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • tatactg 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.

  • MeowCat on June 3, 2011, 18:26 GMT

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

  • 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

  • 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 !!!!!!!!!!?

  • on June 3, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    sourav Ganguly should be our coach.

  • hasib9 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_La 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_La 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.

  • 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.

  • kazi13 on June 2, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    I think it is a great decision to select barnes as head coach because he will give as much as he can than other coaches.All other reputed coaches are busy for their methods though this methods are not suitable at all for higher level International players .best of luck barnes.

  • on June 2, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a positive minded coach. Not defensive. From the experience of last few ODIs we see they never tried to win. They need a coach who can teach them how to give afford and how to try.

  • on June 2, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Bangladesh wont aspire to being any better than they currently are. Doesn't matter who coaches them. You could resurrect Jack Hobbs, Bradman and even consult Alan Border but it wont make any difference in terms of improving them(bangladesh)

  • tauhid_aks on June 2, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    For teams like Bangladesh, a coach, good or bad won't make a difference. Coach might be the guide line but they won't play in the field. Bangladesh needs to improve their domestic structure for the betterment of their cricket.

  • on June 2, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    Onno desher assistant coach Bangladesh er main coach, just like Sidons.....:/

  • KTiwari on June 2, 2011, 0:48 GMT

    Look for coach from Indian subcontinent- India/Pakistan/Srilanka. Bangladesh players will be more comfortable with them and also coach will be better able to understand players and culture. India is taking foreigh coach becoz their problems are to avoid local politics and their is no worthwhile coach from Srilanka/Bangladesh. Coach can not taken from Pakistan though Wasim Akram will be good choice.

  • on June 2, 2011, 0:25 GMT

    It'll be a disaster. This man is Crazy. he himself never played in higher level. Not only that If im not wrong he once made news by Naming his dog Sachin Tendulkar. What sort of sick people does it. Bangladesh team is already in trouble. i dont wanna see my team getting into more trouble. I still dont understand why we had to get rid of Siddons. We won the most number of matches during his tenture. Yes we had a bad WC but that was just a tournament. I donno whats wrong with BCB. I really truely hope that this mad guy doesnt get the job :(

  • Masud_BITK on June 1, 2011, 23:56 GMT

    Head coach, Batting coach, Bowling coach, Fielding coach, so on..too many. Please get someone who is specialist in batting and then get only bowling and fienlding coach. In bowling coach, hire someone who is good for spin bowling. Bangladesh like India will never find a fast bowler like Pakistan. It is imply not possible due to ancient ancestors. It would be best to hire someone from India like Kapil or Sourav. However, getting form SA is not also a bad idea. Good luck.

  • Masking_Tape on June 1, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    NO! Not this again. We all know what happened with Siddions. Hire someone who is actually the head coach, PLEASE! Siddions was a batting coach, he wasn't a head coach, ever. And we found out why he will never be.

    And now BCB be is about make the same mistake again. Hire a assistant coach....Why? Hire someone who has the experience of being a head coach. Not a rookie! PLEASE

  • Praxis on June 1, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    if BCB can manage to get Barnes it would be great news!

  • No featured comments at the moment.

  • Praxis on June 1, 2011, 18:57 GMT

    if BCB can manage to get Barnes it would be great news!

  • Masking_Tape on June 1, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    NO! Not this again. We all know what happened with Siddions. Hire someone who is actually the head coach, PLEASE! Siddions was a batting coach, he wasn't a head coach, ever. And we found out why he will never be.

    And now BCB be is about make the same mistake again. Hire a assistant coach....Why? Hire someone who has the experience of being a head coach. Not a rookie! PLEASE

  • Masud_BITK on June 1, 2011, 23:56 GMT

    Head coach, Batting coach, Bowling coach, Fielding coach, so on..too many. Please get someone who is specialist in batting and then get only bowling and fienlding coach. In bowling coach, hire someone who is good for spin bowling. Bangladesh like India will never find a fast bowler like Pakistan. It is imply not possible due to ancient ancestors. It would be best to hire someone from India like Kapil or Sourav. However, getting form SA is not also a bad idea. Good luck.

  • on June 2, 2011, 0:25 GMT

    It'll be a disaster. This man is Crazy. he himself never played in higher level. Not only that If im not wrong he once made news by Naming his dog Sachin Tendulkar. What sort of sick people does it. Bangladesh team is already in trouble. i dont wanna see my team getting into more trouble. I still dont understand why we had to get rid of Siddons. We won the most number of matches during his tenture. Yes we had a bad WC but that was just a tournament. I donno whats wrong with BCB. I really truely hope that this mad guy doesnt get the job :(

  • KTiwari on June 2, 2011, 0:48 GMT

    Look for coach from Indian subcontinent- India/Pakistan/Srilanka. Bangladesh players will be more comfortable with them and also coach will be better able to understand players and culture. India is taking foreigh coach becoz their problems are to avoid local politics and their is no worthwhile coach from Srilanka/Bangladesh. Coach can not taken from Pakistan though Wasim Akram will be good choice.

  • on June 2, 2011, 6:40 GMT

    Onno desher assistant coach Bangladesh er main coach, just like Sidons.....:/

  • tauhid_aks on June 2, 2011, 9:50 GMT

    For teams like Bangladesh, a coach, good or bad won't make a difference. Coach might be the guide line but they won't play in the field. Bangladesh needs to improve their domestic structure for the betterment of their cricket.

  • on June 2, 2011, 11:13 GMT

    Bangladesh wont aspire to being any better than they currently are. Doesn't matter who coaches them. You could resurrect Jack Hobbs, Bradman and even consult Alan Border but it wont make any difference in terms of improving them(bangladesh)

  • on June 2, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a positive minded coach. Not defensive. From the experience of last few ODIs we see they never tried to win. They need a coach who can teach them how to give afford and how to try.

  • kazi13 on June 2, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    I think it is a great decision to select barnes as head coach because he will give as much as he can than other coaches.All other reputed coaches are busy for their methods though this methods are not suitable at all for higher level International players .best of luck barnes.