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Newell confirms interest in Bangladesh coaching job

George Dobell and Mohammad Isam

May 23, 2012

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Notts coach Mick Newell before play, Nottinghamshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, April 19, 2012
Mick Newell: "I would like to coach at the international level and, having not been an international player, these opportunities do not arise that often." © PA Photos
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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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Posted by Muhtasim13 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

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by   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)

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover 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)

Posted by borhans 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 .

Posted by Happy_AusBang on (May 24, 2012, 8:25 GMT)

Why not try Shourobh Ganguli?

Posted by   on (May 24, 2012, 8:23 GMT)

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

Posted by AusieBangaleeShameem on (May 24, 2012, 6:52 GMT)

Good news for BD Tigers. A better option than Pybus -- I think. Pybus is very unsettled and this guy seems to be passionate in stability. Welcome to Bangladesh, the home ground of cricket fan-Tasrtic!!

Posted by Abaa on (May 24, 2012, 6:01 GMT)

@ RAZA - Legends amongst Bangladesh ex players? Are you for real? Has Bangladesh ever had a player who can even be thought of being classified as a legend? Let alone being short of legends :-O

Posted by ziggy500 on (May 24, 2012, 5:58 GMT)

i think they need an actual quality coach, someone who has actually had success coaching good international teams

Posted by   on (May 24, 2012, 5:54 GMT)

As a Notts fan, I really don't want Mick to go - what he's achieved, and continues to achieve, at Trent Bridge is fantastic. Consistent results, and getting players to perform to a consistently high level, despite them not being huge names. He's been unlucky not to have won more trophies than he has. If he does go, I've no doubt he'll be brilliant for Bangladesh, and I think he deserves a shot at international level... but I'm selfish, and I'd rather he just stay where he is.

Posted by scandalboy on (May 24, 2012, 5:37 GMT)

Really amazing to have a coach who is not even been an international player. Only Bangladesh can have him as a coach because no major cricketing nation will hire him as a COACH (except management duties in a board)

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (May 24, 2012, 5:31 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)

Posted by Lenin.Noman on (May 24, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

I think he is the best of option!!

Posted by Baundele on (May 24, 2012, 5:01 GMT)

Bangladesh needs confidence to win matches as a team. The coach's main duty will be to instill that attitude. Anyone that can do it is welcome. On the other hand, anyone that thinks Bangladesh need to play for so-called honorable defeats and target scores like 200+ irrespective of the match demand, he will take Bangladesh backward.

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (May 24, 2012, 4:24 GMT)

I think it's better trying a development level coach who certainly has different vision building players, best example Edi Barlo. The players mostly we got are young & hot and are not all in superior standards. So, they need someone who knows how to take care these medium graded players. Also, being a first international job of Newell, I believe he'll provide his 100% for the team, which is utmost requirement at this stage. Also i believe, a team like Bangladesh does not need a high profile coach, it needs a dedicated coach.

Posted by Breaking_Point on (May 24, 2012, 3:54 GMT)

@RAZA we all know our x cricketer's ability man!don't get emotional! It's a proffesional world but maybe in future we can make our Bd cricketers coach!but not now!

Posted by BanCricFan on (May 24, 2012, 3:42 GMT)

@ Syed Haider Raza: Totally agree with you. And also, what about India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka? Why always they hire coach from other countries?

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (May 24, 2012, 2:54 GMT)

@Third.gear,lolz gd night sweet dreams!plz tel me when ur team z going to win nxt oneday against us pak?it took 14 yrs 4 ist victory,can we expect it in nxt 10 yrs?

Posted by AKM_Saifullah on (May 24, 2012, 2:30 GMT)

Mick Newell has done well with Notts. His manegerial ability is proven. But, Bangaldesh needs a coach who used to be a "great batsman" at his prime. Newell was good but not great. Kepler Wessels could be a good option.

Posted by   on (May 24, 2012, 2:02 GMT)

I think Mick Newell is the best option for BCB. The less the condition put of by the Coach, the better for the Cricket. They need to love the country & players.

Posted by SaeedSiddik on (May 24, 2012, 1:42 GMT)

Why not BCB contract with John Wright? He will be free from next June. I think John will be the best one all over the world. He is an expert in subcontinent cricket coaching. If BCB really contract with him, than Bangladesh will success.

Posted by   on (May 23, 2012, 21:32 GMT)

Why not any Ex Bangladesh player coach them ? is Bangladesh short of Legends ?

Posted by   on (May 23, 2012, 21:26 GMT)

Mic Newell is it....................

Posted by SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on (May 23, 2012, 18:59 GMT)

I think Pybus is The best Option But Newell is Not bad Either

Posted by   on (May 23, 2012, 18:40 GMT)

Welcome in Bangladesh Mr. Newell,,,,,,you know our Tiger Tamim Iqbal very well, so you can use his ability perfectly i think,,,,

Posted by wiseshah on (May 23, 2012, 18:31 GMT)

stop interviewing south african. they are just playing games, so they can get interview from other board. first it was vincent barnes-then klusener and now richard pybus. even graham ford played games with india too. if mickwell is interested--hire him. he will do better job

Posted by Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on (May 23, 2012, 15:11 GMT)

Mr. Pybus demanding incredible amount of fees which is not possible for BCB to fulfill. 23,000 dollars for a month and 6 business class tickets in a year is way too much

Posted by wiseshah on (May 23, 2012, 15:07 GMT)

take him. saf are only interested in playing circus games. first vince barnes, then klusener, now richard pybus. take mickwell--he will do the job well

Posted by Third_Gear on (May 23, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Getting a good is not a big deal at the moment for BANGALDESH. Since the team is doing well, they have some good number of quality players, Only need some more experience which will bring everything to the fanz to be more happy.

Posted by   on (May 23, 2012, 14:20 GMT)

Well first of all the good thing is that there are very good coaches that are interested in the position but the important thing is they are aware of the fact that Bangladesh are the team on the rise. Pybus is clearly the favourite for the job and deserves to have it since he was the first one interested in the job but if that fails then Newell would be another interesting candidate. Its important Bangladesh get things right and also manage everything well as Bangladesh are in a good position in the Cricketing World.

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