Bangladesh news June 6, 2011

Vincent Barnes declines Bangladesh coaching job

ESPNcricinfo staff
30

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.

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Tiger-Claw 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.

  • cric4zh on June 8, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    saeed anwar ex- pakistani opener .

  • 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.

  • 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_La 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.

  • on June 7, 2011, 18:32 GMT

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

  • on June 7, 2011, 17:01 GMT

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

  • 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 position.....it doesn't matter we have failed in world .......maybe there was no luck ... aganist austrilia ....man 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.....

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

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

  • AusieBangaleeShameem 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.

  • Tiger-Claw 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.

  • cric4zh on June 8, 2011, 12:47 GMT

    saeed anwar ex- pakistani opener .

  • 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.

  • 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_La 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.

  • on June 7, 2011, 18:32 GMT

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

  • on June 7, 2011, 17:01 GMT

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

  • 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 position.....it doesn't matter we have failed in world .......maybe there was no luck ... aganist austrilia ....man 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.....

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

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

  • AusieBangaleeShameem 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.

  • Happy_AusBang on June 7, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    Why not see if Dada Ganguli would be interested? I think if he takes it up he will be more passionate consider he is of the same ethnic background; and also he can stay close to home. It is a 25 minute flight from Dhaka to Kolkata. I don't think foreign coach is the answer (I mean foreign the the sub-continent). The communication with the boys will be a lot better and I have a feeling it will cost somewhat less too.

  • harshalb on June 7, 2011, 9:06 GMT

    Gavaskar speaks Bengali, he will fit.

  • on June 7, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    All blame goes to bcb officials.The way bcb president talk in the press briefing is totally rubbish.BARNES might think he insulted as bcb says that they try their best to STUART LAW after announcing 'we r very close to sing BARNES'.

  • flyingmachinee on June 7, 2011, 7:09 GMT

    India have had lot of indian coaches before..............there are many former indian players associated wit many ipl teams in different departments.....FOR EXAMPLE robinsingh is the coach of mumbai indians ,venkatesh prasad is bowling coach of RCB,SHEKAR is with delhi daredevils,praveenamre is there,anilkumble is there...........

  • wiseshah on June 7, 2011, 6:25 GMT

    what is wrong with saf coach. they all apply for job,take job and then turned down. example--graham ford (india coach job), then klusener (BD coach job) and now barnes

  • hasib9 on June 7, 2011, 4:16 GMT

    I read (3 days ago) on a Bengali news paper that BCB is considering Stuart Law over Barnes. BCB turned Barnes down. He is going to be jobless.

  • on June 7, 2011, 3:42 GMT

    I won't be surprised if Barnes turned down the job offer because of all the political interferences in Bangladesh cricket borad as commented on by Previous coach Jamie Siddons.

  • denwarlo70 on June 7, 2011, 3:11 GMT

    Well, I've read all these comments but no one seems to understand that Bangladesh is a good team and with the right person coaching them, they could be a force to recon with. They got some good players in their team and what they badly need is a good coach. I see the current Bangladesh team like ours (Sri Lanka) of the early 80's and 90's. We too tried and tested with many coaches but nothing worked out until a local who migrated looking for greener pastures who went on to represent his country of adoption turned up and (you all know who I am talking about), what he did to Lankan cricket and the rest is history. So BCB, take your time, look for the correct person, pick your choice and all of a sudden you will be there right where you belong. All the best BCB and Team Bangladesh.

  • Naserchow on June 7, 2011, 2:40 GMT

    Why India does not try an indian coach? Why IPL team does not try an Indian coach?

  • M-S-R on June 7, 2011, 2:01 GMT

    Posted by Abm Biddut on (June 06 2011, 21:44 PM GMT) Why will Bangladesh hire an Indian coach? Even India does not hire an Indian coach..........Tx for expressing my feelings!

  • on June 7, 2011, 1:04 GMT

    Bangladesh team do not need a bowling or batting or fielding coach! but they need a Psychiatrist who could help them getting out of their mental disorders when they are at the crease, evidently most of the players get out playing rough or extravagant shots, do not understand the situation of the game.

  • on June 6, 2011, 23:27 GMT

    @reyme...i agree with you. according to internal sources from BCB, the head coach will be a batting specialist coach, not a bowling specialist. That is why in the BCB board meeting most of its directors turned down Barnes as a head coach. they are mainly interested for Stuart Law, where Barnes's named only has been mentioned a s a candidate. So whatever burnes is saying it's nothing but a propaganda..

  • on June 6, 2011, 22:11 GMT

    Hiring an Indian coach is always a disaster - we've been down that Amarnath road before. Ultimately, the man for the job will need to have a great passion for Bangladesh cricket.

  • InsideHedge on June 6, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    BCB should appoint Venky Prasad, he can teach them to bowl a slower ball.....oh wait, they already know how to bowl slowly. OK, he can teach them how to field, esp. that classic semi-circle "attack of the ball". Seriously, there are very few teams and PLENTY of good thinkers out there, the advantage is with the hiring teams. Far too much is made about coaching certificates. BCB will have their choice of good picks if Barnes turns it down a 2nd time.

  • reyme on June 6, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    I heard it was BCB who turned away from Barnes since they want a Batting oriented coach. BCB is interested in Law, not Barnes.

  • on June 6, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    Why will Bangladesh hire an Indian coach? Even India does not hire an Indian coach.

  • SRT_GENIUS on June 6, 2011, 21:32 GMT

    @howizzat: Bangladesh can do really well with India's rejected coaches.

  • on June 6, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    BANGLADESH TEAM BADLY NEEDS A BATTING COACH IMMEDIATELY !

  • on June 6, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Hi is lying..BCB has turned down the discussion. Now he is saying that to save his coaching career.

  • howizzat on June 6, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    Why Bangladesh does not try an indian coach loke Amarnath, Sandip Patil or L Rajputh?

  • No featured comments at the moment.

  • howizzat on June 6, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    Why Bangladesh does not try an indian coach loke Amarnath, Sandip Patil or L Rajputh?

  • on June 6, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    Hi is lying..BCB has turned down the discussion. Now he is saying that to save his coaching career.

  • on June 6, 2011, 18:52 GMT

    BANGLADESH TEAM BADLY NEEDS A BATTING COACH IMMEDIATELY !

  • SRT_GENIUS on June 6, 2011, 21:32 GMT

    @howizzat: Bangladesh can do really well with India's rejected coaches.

  • on June 6, 2011, 21:44 GMT

    Why will Bangladesh hire an Indian coach? Even India does not hire an Indian coach.

  • reyme on June 6, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    I heard it was BCB who turned away from Barnes since they want a Batting oriented coach. BCB is interested in Law, not Barnes.

  • InsideHedge on June 6, 2011, 21:57 GMT

    BCB should appoint Venky Prasad, he can teach them to bowl a slower ball.....oh wait, they already know how to bowl slowly. OK, he can teach them how to field, esp. that classic semi-circle "attack of the ball". Seriously, there are very few teams and PLENTY of good thinkers out there, the advantage is with the hiring teams. Far too much is made about coaching certificates. BCB will have their choice of good picks if Barnes turns it down a 2nd time.

  • on June 6, 2011, 22:11 GMT

    Hiring an Indian coach is always a disaster - we've been down that Amarnath road before. Ultimately, the man for the job will need to have a great passion for Bangladesh cricket.

  • on June 6, 2011, 23:27 GMT

    @reyme...i agree with you. according to internal sources from BCB, the head coach will be a batting specialist coach, not a bowling specialist. That is why in the BCB board meeting most of its directors turned down Barnes as a head coach. they are mainly interested for Stuart Law, where Barnes's named only has been mentioned a s a candidate. So whatever burnes is saying it's nothing but a propaganda..

  • on June 7, 2011, 1:04 GMT

    Bangladesh team do not need a bowling or batting or fielding coach! but they need a Psychiatrist who could help them getting out of their mental disorders when they are at the crease, evidently most of the players get out playing rough or extravagant shots, do not understand the situation of the game.