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.