Bangladesh news May 4, 2012

Newell in running for Bangladesh job

George Dobell and Mohammad Isam

Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, has emerged as a contender to be Bangladesh's next coach.

ESPNcricinfo understands that 47-year-old Newell, who has twice led Nottinghamshire to the County Championship title, is a frontrunner for the role alongside former Warwickshire captain Dermot Reeve, while there is also interest from Bangladesh in talking to Allan Donald, currently the South Africa bowling coach.

While Newell insisted there had been no contact with officials from the Bangladesh cricket board, he did admit that he would be interested should such an opportunity arise.

"I have had no contact from Bangladesh, not even via my agent, and I didn't apply for the job, so I have no idea where the story has come from," Newell said.

"But I want to be an international coach. I haven't even thought about how that might work, domestically, if you like, but I do want to coach at the highest level, so if the opportunities are out there I would be interested.

"I don't intend to put a CV together and apply for jobs but if somebody does contact me I will just have to see what happens. I do want to coach at that level, so I will see what comes about."

Newell enjoyed a long career as a batsman with Nottinghamshire, helping the club win the County Championship in 1987. He then moved into coaching at Trent Bridge - first as Clive Rice's assistant - and oversaw the side's County Championship success in 2005 - the county's first championship title since 1987 - and again in 2010. He has won praise from former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, among others, for his fine man management and his ability to coax the best out of his players.

Stuart Law steps down as Bangladesh coach at the end of June to take up a role at Australia's Centre of Excellence. Dean Jones, who suggested he was considering an offer from the Bangladesh cricket board, is thought to be unlikely to be offered the position.

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  • Dummy4 on May 7, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    May be we should appoint Ganguly, he can play for Bangladesh and score 30 runs by playing 60 balls!

  • Ish on May 7, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Bangladeshi's are perpetually in a state of Denial. Just by a few performances, a country does not become a great cricketing nation....lolzzz...BD you have just had a few performances to come in the General category of all other test playing nations. We are proud to say that we are no more an associate or affiliate member of the ICC. But merely because we are now given the status of a Test playing nation does not make us unbeatable team or the No. 1 team in the world. BD is an infant and is progressing as good as many other countries who were once at the same level as BD. But the attitude of BD fans it not acceptable. We should also realise not only the manificant achievements just the disgraceful defeats before those same countries, where we have been kicked around the ground. BD fans lack humility. It's important if we want BD to someday before a well recognized fan following country.

  • Dummy4 on May 7, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    My 1st choice is Adam Gilchrist (if he agree to coach). He is a great mentor of cricket. He is one of the most honest person of world cricket. He can motivate a whole team to do well.

    My second choice for head coach is Micheal Bevan. He is an outstanding cricket personality too.

    We may try to bring Glenn Mcgrath as bowling coach. He may teach how to bowl well within pace limit of pace bowlers.

    All of above mentioned persons were not only great players but also have very good personality and character.

  • Mahmudul on May 6, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    We want deshi coach...................................

  • Dummy4 on May 6, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    BCB should try to appoint Darren Lehmann as our head coach who are brilliant in batting n also can help our left-arm spinners.

  • Wicky on May 6, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    Vry funny,i demand bcb to search 4 proper 11 players ist then look to invest möney on a foreign coach,i mean whats use of a foreign coach 4 a team who can't chase 238 on a dead wicket with extremly fast outfield .i thnk Khaled mamud would b good choice(mediocre coach 4 a below average team)LOLZ

  • Shawon on May 6, 2012, 2:35 GMT

    Ex- Newzealand coach John Wright may a very good choice.

  • Dummy4 on May 5, 2012, 22:49 GMT

    It's really funny most of people discussed about coach nationality. They do not think about who has quality to make a team superb. Bangladesh team needs good support to carry on good cricket inspiration.

  • Dummy4 on May 5, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    BCB can consider me as next coach rather then ganguly. We need badly an English coach.

  • Ryan on May 5, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    It would be an absolute kick in the guts to NZ cricket if Donald does wind up coaching Bangladesh - he gave his word to NZ cricket that he would re-sign as the bowling coach but then back-tracked and signed with cricket South Africa. Perhaps he saw this latest mess with NZC coming...

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