June 26, 2009

Argentina

Argentina begin recruitment of new coach

Will Luke

The Argentine Cricket Association have begun recruiting a new coach to replace Hamish Barton, who has left to join Cricket New Zealand.

In a press release, the board says:

The successful candidate will have two major challenges within the next twelve months, the World Cricket League Division 4 tournament, and an ICC Americas Division 1 championship. In addition to coaching the senior men’s national squad, the position will also include managing Argentina’s high performance program, which also includes working with the senior fringe players, the best players in the U23, U19 and U15 age brackets, as well as the senior women’s team.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence in October of 2009, and must be available for at least one year. An attractive salary and benefits package will be offered, including accommodation.

Applications are invited, and should include application letter, full CV, plus at least two contactable references. Short-listed candidates will be notified and may need to be available for an interview. Any enquiries and/or full applications should be sent to the following email address:

admin@cricketargentina.com

The closing day is Friday July 17.

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Posted by Ben K on (July 14, 2009, 9:04 GMT)

Kaiser...who are you to question the coaching ability of a guy just because he only played a certain amount of first class games. Whether or not he was an "average" player has little to do with how good he is at coaching skills that are required to play cricket. The fact that he played first class cricket would suggest that he has an in depth knowledge of the game...what he is like at coaching is certainly unknown by you.

Posted by Kaiser Mukhtar from Hong Kong on (July 5, 2009, 21:57 GMT)

Hamish Barton is usual stuff from New Zealand. A 17 First class match veteran. 32 yrs old got the opportunity to cash his talents in Argentine as coach when he had nothing left in him. This is sad to see such important posts being filled by average players and yes the question arises correctly who is Hamish Barton to coach an overseas team to develop cricketing abilities.

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (June 29, 2009, 9:58 GMT)

Who is Hamish Barton?

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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