Bangladesh news June 6, 2011

Vincent Barnes declines Bangladesh coaching job

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vincent Barnes has turned down an offer to coach Bangladesh but has been asked to reconsider his decision by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Barnes' contract as South Africa's assistant coach will be terminated at the end of June and he is not part of the revamped national set-up under newly-appointed coach Gary Kirsten.

"I did turn it [Bangladesh job] down, but I have been asked to reconsider," Barnes told ESPNcricinfo.

At a press conference in Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa named Russell Domingo, who coached the Warriors, as assistant to Kirsten, and Allan Donald as the bowling coach. Barnes was offered a role at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria. Gerald Majola, the CSA chief executive, said they were waiting for a response from Barnes.

If Barnes does not reverse his Bangladesh decision, it will be a setback for the BCB, who had said they were close to signing him to fill the vacancy created by Jamie Siddons' departure after a disappointing World Cup campaign. Stuart Law, the interim coach of Sri Lanka, was also in the running but there were reports of his chances failing due to a disagreement over conditions with the BCB.

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  • Muhaimin on June 8, 2011, 18:36 GMT

    Jamie Siddons was very unlucky because Ashraful became Ashrafool from captaincy and Shakib is a bit big headed now but still our best player. I think Mortaza would have been our best captain and is our best pacer but he kept getting injured etc.Bangladesh do have a good team but some people aren't getting chances and some are getting too many. Naeem is good but keeps flopping (keep for maybe t20 and test) and Kapali should have been given more bowling chances. Though Siddons does like youngsters too much like not giving Bashar chances before.

  • rimon on June 8, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    saeed anwar ex- pakistani opener .

  • Dummy4 on June 8, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    I don't understand, why a country cricket board begging to an individual. Is he the only coach in the cricket world. BCB big guys( bunch of thieves), you have pocketed enough from the boards fund, now spend some for the betterment of the cricket, or the future cash flow will dry out.

  • Dummy4 on June 8, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    If DADA (ganguly )is available for coaching and wants to become a coach...BCB should offer him a life time coaching position. Because DADA is the best.

  • Bang on June 8, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    @Mahbub Chowdhury Utshab, you are right. Barnes became fussy and too demanding, so BCB dropped him and possibly will offer Stuart Law with his IPL leave for 4 months. But I still am in favour of sub-continental coach for many reasons.

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    we should have DADA (ganguli) as our captain...he is the best!!

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    BCB declined Barnes.He is lying....BCB is mainly interested in Stuart Law...

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    i think they should recall Jamie Siddon back , because after he entered bangladesh cricket he have changed lots of thing .....he have turned bangladesh in a great doesn't matter we have failed in world .......maybe there was no luck ... aganist austrilia we are still on developing side ......we r not fully developed to win aganist the ranked 1 in odi .........he give bangladesh a new batting techniques......for that's why bangladesh could make 295/7,296/6,265/6,295/6......with great teams (INDIA ,AUS, S.lanka....)i would like request BCB to recall jamie siddon back.....

  • shahadat on June 7, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    @flying machine--none are main coaches and robin singh-isnt he west indian

  • shameem on June 7, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    Very authentic source from BCB informed me that Bangladesh would not go for Vincent Barnes, they're looking for a batting coach as head coach, who would give his full energy to Bangladesh cricket -- NO to Bigbash or IPL etc. So Barnes' talking is just "HOLLOW" --- I urge all not to trust him.

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