Bangladesh news May 4, 2012

Newell in running for Bangladesh job

George Dobell and Mohammad Isam
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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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  • 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!

  • IJ-IPL 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.

  • 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.

  • cairo on May 6, 2012, 12:46 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • WickyRoy.paklover 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

  • Shawonazad on May 6, 2012, 2:35 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • on May 5, 2012, 15:44 GMT

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

  • FatBoysCanBat 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...

  • 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!

  • IJ-IPL 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.

  • 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.

  • cairo on May 6, 2012, 12:46 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • WickyRoy.paklover 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

  • Shawonazad on May 6, 2012, 2:35 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • on May 5, 2012, 15:44 GMT

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

  • FatBoysCanBat 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...

  • on May 5, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    We have no interest in low class selfish players like Saurav Ganguly

  • on May 5, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    no point arguing. maybe newell can be a good deal for our cricket. Remember how people used to comment negative when stuart law was appointed head coach? jamie siddon appointed? so where are those ppl nw? our crciket is here where it is due to those 2 gentlemen. i dont understand why 'people'start blurring and get furious whenever BCB takes a decision ..obviously when BCB knows whats best for bangladesh cricket.

  • on May 5, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    I Think Sorav Da should try coaching experience in English conditions with any county team. As that would hold him lotta good and than try International coaching. I am sure he would be fantastic coach provided he choose teams with no strong head at helm as that would create conflicts.. Dada can surely try Bangladesh or SriLanka or SouthAfrica..

  • indian_fight on May 5, 2012, 4:42 GMT

    should consider ganguly.he may not play next IPL.

  • yasirshabbir on May 4, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    Dean Jones always likes to think himself as a coach. First Pakistan and now trying Bangladesh job..

  • anika_payel on May 4, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    I THINK ENGLISH COACH NEED FOR BANGLADESH TEAM.

  • ZsZs on May 4, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    It has been stated elsewhere that Newell has not been contacted and nor has he indicated his intent for this role. What is the source for this news?

  • British_North_America on May 4, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    Yes, we need English coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Interesting choice.......but you never know, I see that he is much experienced coach. Lets hope for the best.......

  • on May 4, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Adam Gilchrist is the type we need. Bangladesh team is young and Gilly have the ability to make them believe and as a batsman he is wonderful.

  • on May 4, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a batting-expert coach.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on May 4, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Mick Newell is a good option as he was basically a batsman. His track record as Notts director of cricket is also impressive. But BCB should choose a batting coach having International experience. Stephen Fleming, Dean Jones are better option than Revee or Newell. And Donald won't b a good option as BD already have a bowling coach. They actually need a batting specialist as their Head Coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Alan donald..you gotta be kidding me. He left new zealand team so he could be home? Why would move to Bangladesh

  • AdrianVanDenStael on May 4, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    Newell's done a good job at Nottinghamshire, but leading Bangladesh would be a very different proposition ...

  • on May 4, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    He has a good truck record I think he also will be a good choice.

  • on May 4, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a batting-expert coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    you are welcome Mick Newell

  • on May 4, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    I would like to see Allan Donald as a coach of Bangladesh Team & we can have some one for batting coach near future...best of luck tigers.....

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  • on May 4, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    I would like to see Allan Donald as a coach of Bangladesh Team & we can have some one for batting coach near future...best of luck tigers.....

  • on May 4, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    you are welcome Mick Newell

  • on May 4, 2012, 13:28 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a batting-expert coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    He has a good truck record I think he also will be a good choice.

  • AdrianVanDenStael on May 4, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    Newell's done a good job at Nottinghamshire, but leading Bangladesh would be a very different proposition ...

  • on May 4, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Alan donald..you gotta be kidding me. He left new zealand team so he could be home? Why would move to Bangladesh

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on May 4, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Mick Newell is a good option as he was basically a batsman. His track record as Notts director of cricket is also impressive. But BCB should choose a batting coach having International experience. Stephen Fleming, Dean Jones are better option than Revee or Newell. And Donald won't b a good option as BD already have a bowling coach. They actually need a batting specialist as their Head Coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    Bangladesh needs a batting-expert coach.

  • on May 4, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Adam Gilchrist is the type we need. Bangladesh team is young and Gilly have the ability to make them believe and as a batsman he is wonderful.

  • on May 4, 2012, 18:19 GMT

    Interesting choice.......but you never know, I see that he is much experienced coach. Lets hope for the best.......