Ross Turner, the former ICC global development manager, will be the Bangladesh Cricket Board's consultant to formulate its long-term strategic plan from 2015. He is expected to arrive in the country next month to complete formalities for a role that will span the next four years.

Turner has previously worked for the BCB, the ICC, Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales on several occasions. He visited Bangladesh in 2000 as the ICC global development officer and for working with umpires. His last role in Bangladesh was as the head coach of the National Cricket Academy in Mirpur.

This time he will prepare strategies that will include finding out ways to make the Bangladesh team improve their Test rankings as well as overall game development in the country from the grassroots level.

"Ross Turner will assist the BCB in putting together the strategic plan from 2015 to 2018," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said. "He will come to Dhaka in January. He has worked with us a number of times in the past and knows our culture.

"Cricket has changed to a great degree over time and considering the present status, we need to focus on developing a good strategy. We must find a way to get the best output that can help us meet requirements in key areas."

Turner will be expected to spend some time in Bangladesh though it won't be a residential position. He had left his last job here on health grounds in 2011.

The BCB CEO also informed that Stuart Karppinen has been given the added responsibility of NCA operations manager along with his primary duty as a trainer.

The board is still looking to fill the NCA head coach position after Richard McInnes left earlier this year. Sources have said that talks are on with a few senior coaches.