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Helmot named BCB's High Performance Programme coach

Simon Helmot has been handed a number-of-days contract BCB

Simon Helmot has been appointed head coach of Bangladesh's High Performance Programme, which will run from June to October 2016. Helmot arrived in Dhaka on Saturday to finalise the deal, and will begin work at the end of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, when there is a new intake for the programme.

BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that Helmot is being contracted on the basis of number of days.

"According to his performance, we will think of his long-term responsibility," Chowdhury said. "We have a plan with him, but for now it is based on the number of days he can be available. The HP programme will begin after the Dhaka Premier League, and the squad will be announced beforehand."

Helmot currently coaches the CPL side Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, and also serves as assistant coach with the IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad and the BBL team Hobart Hurricanes. He has previously worked as an assistant coach of Australia's 2010 World Twenty20 side has also been head coach of Australia A.

Helmot succeeds former England batsman Mal Loye, who was HP head coach from June to September last year. He ended his stint with satisfaction and had hoped to return to the same job this year.