Bangladesh news May 23, 2012

Newell confirms interest in Bangladesh coaching job

George Dobell and Mohammad Isam

Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, has confirmed that he has held discussions regarding taking up the Bangladesh coaching role. While Richard Pybus remains the first choice of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to replace Stuart Law, ESPNcricinfo understands that talks between the parties have hit a stumbling block over financial issues and the BCB has been in touch with two other candidates - including Pybus - or their agents.

Newell has gone on record for the first time to confirm the story published by ESPNcricinfo on May 4 linking him with the job. "It would be a huge decision," he told ESPNcricinfo. "I would like to coach at the international level and, having not been an international player, these opportunities do not arise that often. I have had a couple of conversations with an agent about the position, but I would need a great deal more information before making such a massive decision and I have had no direct contact with the BCB.

"I also feel we are on the threshold of something quite good at Nottinghamshire. It would be very difficult to leave here."

Newell was also considered for the Bangladesh coaching role before Law was appointed in July 2011. Since then he has coached England Lions in the West Indies, while it is understood that Tamim Iqbal, an overseas player at Nottinghamshire in 2011, has provided positive reports about Newell's ability to the BCB.

BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus has said that it is "difficult" to name a coach, particularly at the moment. "It is still uncertain; till today, it will be difficult to name someone. The progress at this stage means that it won't be completed in a week, probably you can say at the end of the month."

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  • Muhtasim on May 25, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    @ Mujahid Islam, FYI most ex Bangladesh cricketers like Khaled Mahmud have very little coaching experience. Bringing them into the side would only drag the team backwards. Its high time, that someone experience like Newell/John Wright takes over the team

  • Dummy4 on May 25, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Lolx my comment become controversial, im receiving hell of a crap from bangladeshis in my facebook, why u always abuses ? why i was just trying to ask some question respectfully ? and as far as Legend is concern i think there will be two soon , Tamim and Shakib, if not for the world but for the BDs.

  • Dummy4 on May 25, 2012, 1:00 GMT

    agree with Mujahid. Either bring back Jamie Seadon or else appoint Khaled Mahmud or Khaled Masud as our head coach. I do not see any point spending money over foreign coaches any more.

  • Dummy4 on May 24, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    I think Coach has very little contribution towards the development of Bangladesh team. What Bangladesh need is a good motivator, who can motivate the players and encourage them. And, that role can be taken by anyone. I would prefer an ex Bangladeshi player. Don't waste your money on an expensive coach.

  • bcric12 on May 24, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover : why are your comments so reckless like indians ? pak didn't beat bd convincigly recently. pak could have been beaten by bd in two or three matches. try to respect other countries.

  • Dummy4 on May 24, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    @BangCricfan,common sense is nt that common!,our great legends like wasim have huge ego pls these legends want to be chief of al affairs in pcb,2ndly imran khan (d greatest all roundr off al times pls d best evr captain in cric wrld) z involvd in politics,also pcb also requires technical background,pls 5 yrs intrnatnl exposure as coach,while most of our bating n bowlng legends R involvd in serving religion(inzi,saqlain,saeed etc)

  • Wicky on May 24, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    @SylhetiBangladeshicricketFan,why dn't u present Urself as bd coach? U seem to b havng gd skil as fortune tellr (bngali baba),u can do bd team a favor by infrming them at d strt of any tournament or series about upcming white washes n in ths way can save revenue as wel as time of bcb(i hope u undrstnd)

  • borhan on May 24, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    what Bangladesh need is a good batting coach as head coach .As gordon greenich time BD improved a lot in batting but later they bring some coach who didn't perform that well .

  • Khair ul on May 24, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Why not try Shourobh Ganguli?

  • Dummy4 on May 24, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    it would be a better choice then PYBUS............................................

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