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Hooper denies interest in Bangladesh coaching job

Mohammad Isam

January 17, 2013

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ICC Champions Trophy, Kenya v West Indies, 17th September 2002, Colombo
Carl Hooper hasn't had a major coaching assignment since retiring in 2003 Paul McGregor / © ESPNcricinfo Ltd
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Carl Hooper has denied any interest in coaching Bangladesh. Earlier this week the BCB had spoken of the former West Indies captain as one of the early candidates.

"I was asked if I was interested, said I wasn't and that was the last I heard of it," Hooper told The Advertiser. "I was hoping Bangladesh would retract what they have apparently said that I was 'interested in the job'. I have not applied and I am not interested. I am happy at Woodville."

On Monday, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus had said Hooper was one of those interested in taking up the offer after the board had advertised for the position that had been vacated by Richard Pybus in October last year. ESPNcricinfo understands that Hooper's agent had contacted the BCB.

However, Hooper said he would rather be interested in other options, especially because he would always put his family first in these matters. "I know there are a few things that might come up in South Australia or the Caribbean. My kids are settled here so I want to stay here if I can.

"There's a lot of stuff in the air with SACA [South Australia Cricket Association] and the clubs. I always put my family first. That is why the Bangladesh thing is so far-fetched."

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Posted by Nathan-Richards on (January 17, 2013, 23:55 GMT)

@Bang_La Pakistanis got you the test status by lobbying for you not by voting.Now a harsh reality within the next five years your test staus shall be revoked.I mean you guys have been minnows for too long.Look at Sri lanka and learn

Posted by i_amVIVA on (January 17, 2013, 22:14 GMT)

@Alive2cu: Yes buddy, Pak helped BD by putting a #12 E.Pak lad in the bench for long 25 years; well, you may be too young to know that, but go, look into history. BD don't want to be a failed nation, and they are doing fine now, including cricket...

Posted by JACK.SPARROW on (January 17, 2013, 21:47 GMT)

Pak fans saying that Bangladesh is a minnow. Could you tell me what is actually called minnow? Minnow means the just-born child fish. Every big fish has to go through this state after its birth.Just like that Big fishes like Australia,india,pakistan,england etc. were minnows at time.then they turned into big fishes day by day.well,i wanna tell you something.were you a strong muscle guy when you were born?of course not. so think human-like.Proud to be bangladeshi

Posted by BOND_OO7 on (January 17, 2013, 20:12 GMT)

some people saying that Bangladesh has no influence in world cricket. to those blind-acted people, bangladesh is the only country to hold world cup opening ceremony within eleven years after getting the test status.its probably the best WC cricket ceremony ever. WC opening ceremony 2011 got the second place in rating of success after Beijing Olympic ,talking over 2010 fifa WC and Euro football 2008 opening Bangladesh will host WC t20 2014. Bangladesh has done enough in its early days to prove wrong people like you. if we have no influence in world cricket , then ICC would not have trusted us with giving WC cricket to host

Posted by Alive2cu on (January 17, 2013, 19:46 GMT)

@Bang_La: When pakistan lost to Bangladesh in 1999, the talks were all around the world that they lost the match intentionally so that bangladesh can get test status... We didn't give 7 votes but PCB every time supported Bangladesh cricket.. wasim akram after the match said " its no shame in losing to our brothers".. The verdicts from Bangladesh camp were that we took revenge of 1971... Just see the mentality on ur side and on our part.. We paki fans still saying that the wrong thing was to commit and then to refuse when everything was set.. We suffered same thing as BCB today is suffering from.. Still believe that pakistan should have sent their players because loss of BCB will not benefit PCB anyway.. Fighting here isn't going to help anyway.. Both the boards again should sit together and find a solution to it which is benficial for the countries.. Long Live Pakistan and very best of luck for BPL.. We pakistani want bengali tigers to roar surely in the world of cricket.

Posted by Batmanindallas on (January 17, 2013, 17:17 GMT)

Why not look towards India they have some good coaches....

Posted by   on (January 17, 2013, 17:07 GMT)

What a shame that people are being political here. I am from Pakistan and really don't care about BCB internal matters.they might have been hurt with hooper's comments but really its between him and a cricket lover I want good cricket no matter where it comes from.but of course I support my team first. Here I see some Indian guys writing against Pakistan.why just because we won in India again.come on guys lets support cricket first.and don't get involved in politics.and for Bangladeshi cricket fans I hope u get a coach soon.

Posted by mmunem on (January 17, 2013, 16:55 GMT)


Bangladesh has not beaten Pakistan in any format of the game in the last 10 years! Furthermore, if you look at records for the last 2 years Pakistan has played 14 Tests (8 Wins, 2 Losses, and 4 Ties/No Results), 52 ODIs (32 Wins, 18 Losses, and 2 Ties/No Results), and 21 T20s (12 W, 8 Losses, and 1 Tie/No Result). Pakistan has a WINNING record in all formats! While Bangladesh has played 7 Tests (0 Wins, 6 Losses, and 1 Tie/No Result), 29 ODIs (11 Wins, 18 Losses), and 11 T20s (5 Wins, 6 Losses). Bangladesh has a LOSING record in all formats! Bangladesh is not even in the same league as Pakistan!

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (January 17, 2013, 16:34 GMT)

FAMILY first then everything. Btw, BCB must show some professionalism. Only the contact made by Hooper's agent doesn't mean Hooper himself is interested. BCB shud've confirmed it first then revealed.

Posted by Bang_La on (January 17, 2013, 16:21 GMT)

@ likeintcricket, every pakistani lies about helping bangladesh getting test status. bangladesh got 7 votes, ALL GIVEN BY PAKISTAN?

Posted by getsetgopk on (January 17, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

What exactly is the point in telling a lie that cooper is willing to coach BD? Is it because they are suffering from inferiority complex that people look down on them? But the truth will come out like cooper himself said that he never was interested in coaching a below par minnow. Grow up BD tigers.

Posted by likeintcricket on (January 17, 2013, 15:50 GMT)

Just winning few games here and there does not do any good for Bangla cricket. They could not deny that Pak supported them when every one was calling to move them back in the ICC associates. After so many years in ICC they still needs to climb up on rankings and win any game outside their country. Talent is something which doesn't come with coaching. India has yet to produce quality fast bowling despite so many resources. PCB is trying its best to bring some international cricket in the country to show that it is safe to play cricket in Pakistan. They have a great cricket history and they will surely bounce back from this mess up just like South Africa did in 70's and 80's.

Posted by Baundele on (January 17, 2013, 15:17 GMT)

I like Hooper as a player; he was a great fighter. And I also understand his priorities. Family comes first. It does not make Hooper bad, or a job as Bangladesh coach a bad option either. Bangladesh pays a lot of money to its head coach and should have an able and truely interested person.

Posted by faizan_feroz on (January 17, 2013, 14:47 GMT)

we knw that u dont have legends in ur country that ur generatios may look upto in cricket but that doesnt mean u can mock legendary cricketers of my country , even hooper is a well respected person so plx dont pass such remarks and grow ur own players for coaches !

Posted by Rally_Windies on (January 17, 2013, 14:42 GMT)

well Hooper is a highly OPINIONATED person ....

and if you ever heard his "opinions" .....

you'd be pretty sure that he would NEVER work in Bangladesh (India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka)

Posted by faizan_feroz on (January 17, 2013, 14:41 GMT)

to the forst 007 inspired jamesbond plx tell me abt my countries history as i see u r a masters in history , and to the secon 007 inspired bond , yeah really are those players in the team now ?? then why do we win ?? :P

Posted by arnold_mccann on (January 17, 2013, 14:36 GMT)

Apparently an illustration of the sheer incompetence of the entire BCB. How can Jalal Yunus go public saying Carl Hooper was interested for the job when it seems according to Carl Hooper that he was only asked about it. Who knows what happened but the events preceding this such as the PCB-BPL saga, Pybus resignation all adds to the worrisome state of cricket in Bangladesh.

Posted by BOND_OO7 on (January 17, 2013, 14:01 GMT)

To pak fans: you guys are saying that Bangladesh have no talent and thats why coaches are not interested in Bangladesh.well, i must say not having cricketing talents is way far better than having the talent of cheating and betraying others. I think you people got me. Becoz its the human rationality that comes first.

Posted by James.Bond007 on (January 17, 2013, 14:00 GMT)

BD Fans

If you are going to talk back to PAK fans like that, then you guys are not better. They are already bitter for having no international cricket in their country. and the only country who agreed to play cannot go due to court rulling. But they wont understand that. Their mentallity is: If you help us, we are buddies, but if you cannot help us, we will badmouth about you. So stop wasting time reading their comments and getting upset about it.

PAK Fans

You guys need a reality check. The history speaks for you guys...

Posted by MAN_AT_WORK on (January 17, 2013, 12:47 GMT)

@AK47_pk u should concentrate ur own country cricket but u keep trying to put ur nose in Bangladesh cricket ! I bet u got plenty of time in hand trying to establish Bangladesh is bad for cricket! why dont ur try and concentrate to build ur country as one nation rather than wasting too much time in Bangladesh !

Posted by swat1999 on (January 17, 2013, 12:46 GMT)

Bangladesh should take its own coacing stuff rathar than looking for overseas, India already ignoring them, now relationship with Pakistan almost disarray, whats next?

Posted by Baundele on (January 17, 2013, 12:44 GMT)

The Pakistan tour saga costed Bangladesh a good coach in Stuart Law.

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (January 17, 2013, 12:18 GMT)

@Sinhya: I have total respect on SriLanka and a huge fan of them! Speaking of thrashing in test, how well it actually went against Australia? Even after having likes of Sangakara and Jayawardhane...! I know they'll bounce back soon and I seriously hope and trust me SriLanka is the only country who sincerely favors BD cricket and the so does the fan.

Posted by AK47_pk on (January 17, 2013, 11:51 GMT)

Sacking coaches cuz bd cant win lol. Wat bd need to do is, sack all these current incompetent players nd start fresh. These shakib or tameem are bunch of players who never won for bd. Bd need players who wants to play for country nd win. Sorry I dnt even know any other bd player lol

Posted by SkylaDark on (January 17, 2013, 11:23 GMT)

Let's hope that the next coach can continue building upon tactics. Could Ganguly be a possible choice?

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (January 17, 2013, 11:06 GMT)

If you look at the previous article of this, most of us didn't even want him.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (January 17, 2013, 11:05 GMT)

@Sinhya: Sri Lanka are strong favourites no doubt about that and expected to win all those matches when are the dates anyway?

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (January 17, 2013, 10:49 GMT)

This is redicoulas that some Pakistani here saying that Bangladesh doesn't have any young talent. They surely have more talented young boys playing than Pakistan bcz all pakistan has is a bunch of old people playing for them and a bunch of unfit young boys. The bowlers Pakistani fans has been talking about such as Irfan, Junaed they seems to run out of breath after 4over. With that fitness level they aren't even gonna survive and as for coach Pakistan has a coach who has been sacked by Bangladesh why couldn't they find someone better.

Posted by MAN_AT_WORK on (January 17, 2013, 10:28 GMT)

thank you all the people in here concerned about Bangladesh cricket and the coach! But i got a suggestion for pakistani supporter they should find a big l team to come and play in there country and take cricket forward for the pakistani nation but first u need to find a pri ministe,r so paki should concentrate find a stabilized government rather then wasting there time to find a proper coach for Bangladesh.

Posted by lukecannon on (January 17, 2013, 9:42 GMT)

Bangladesh has a lot of talent but they throw away opportunities. Inability to adapt and failure in execution are the main reasons . They should give SL a good fight in the upcoming series. But i expect them to lose all the games though.

Posted by Bass_Man on (January 17, 2013, 9:29 GMT)

Personally I am glad Carl Hooper isnt even in the scenario. He doesnt have the depth to give a full package solution for an international team, even if it is for Bangladesh.

Posted by arifibrahim on (January 17, 2013, 9:28 GMT)

Somebody tell Bangladesh beaten very easily in srilanka next month test series. But they must be remember how they thrused by Bangladesh last Asia cup. Somebody also comment Bangladesh has not any tat lalent that why they did not find foreign coach, but they should be remember this bd team win last one day series against west endies, also they beat big mouth India as well. So if Bangladesh has not talent then might be angel come to earth and play for Bangladesh team.

Posted by Htc-Baseball on (January 17, 2013, 9:21 GMT)

@Raziul Nur: So what? you beat us in the asia cup due to luck because we gave up the match because we were already out of the final by losing to pak and india, anyway i am sure we will thrash you in the test series next month

Posted by   on (January 17, 2013, 9:06 GMT)

lolzz!!! some cricket genius don't even realize that their team lose against BD in many matches. still those genius don't understand the fact that BD is improving and winning matches. perhaps their team lose against BD and they can't take it. ya, exactly we don't want to hire genius coach like duncan fletcher or javed miandad..lolzzzzz.

Posted by justanotherfan13 on (January 17, 2013, 8:50 GMT)

AK47_pk: Bd definitely have upcoming talents. They beat Pak and Lanka in the under 19 world cup.

Posted by AK47_pk on (January 17, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

As I wrote earlier that it will be extreamly hard for bd to find a international coach. 1st thing a coach see is if there is any talent to be coached nd sadly nd hasnt got any talent comin up. 2nd nd most impprtant thing, they dnt want to tarnish their reputation by coaching a team which just dnt kno how to win. Sad for bd.

Posted by MAK123 on (January 17, 2013, 7:26 GMT)

Desperate BCB! How many times will they be shunned and still remain shameless..first by SA, then Pakistan and now Card Hooper - would you believe it!!!

Posted by Sugath on (January 17, 2013, 7:23 GMT)

In all honesty, I think for Bangladesh to rise in the Test and ODI arena they do not need a cricket coach. Prior to this they had many eminent coaches, yet the team is languishing at the bottom of the ranking ladder. What they need is a mindset coach who will be capable of working on the psychographics of each and every player. Work out their Personal SWOT and see how to eliminate weaknesses and coach on how to make maximum of the opportunities. Of course that process is complex, and there is also need for bit of player marketing. The past Bangladesh cricketers should be good enough to work on batting, bowling and fielding Modalities.

Posted by visionbangladesh1 on (January 17, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

Please BCB bring back Jammie Sidons! Why don't BCB listen to us!!

Posted by ColJJ on (January 17, 2013, 7:19 GMT)

Hahaha Its really risky task to take over a very consistent (Consistently performing poor) side. Secondly they are notorious in dismissing coaches within first quarter :-P So, they should contact associates to get a coach

Posted by Hammad-Hasan on (January 17, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

Another example of genius BCB administration :)

Posted by Htc-Baseball on (January 17, 2013, 6:40 GMT)

Let's be honest, we all know they would be thrashed by us next month in the test series, so at this point of time who would be ready to take over the coaching role even after knowing the result?

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