Bangladesh sets eyes on Gary Kirsten for consultant role

Bangladesh hoping to sign Gary Kirsten as team consultant.

Indian won 2011 World Cup under the guidance of Gary Kirsten | Getty Images

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have yet to announce Head Coach for the national side, as they have been continuously looking for the apt person for the role since October last year following the exit of Chandika Hathurusingha from the top role.

Earlier, BCB contacted South African great –Gary Kirsten for the role but he refused the offer, but still, Bangladesh wants to hire him as a team consultant at least. BCB spokesperson –Jalal Yunus confirmed that the Board is in talks with him regarding the matter.

As per AFP, Yunus told reporters, “He is on our list but he will come only as a team consultant. It’s not final, though. Hopefully, we will be able to strike a deal after the Indian Premier League.”

Former South Africa coach Kirsten, who also coached India to the 2011 World Cup triumph, will be coaching Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2018.

Yunus further said that if Gary agrees for the consultant role, then he will also work with the Under-19 side but there will be also a separate head coach for the national team.

The BCB also revealed that they are also in talks with former South African batsman Neil McKenzie as a possible batting consultant.

Younis signed off by saying, “If he agrees, he will also work with the Under-19 and the A-team and give us advice about cricket structure. He will not always be with the team; he will deal with separate issues, and work with development squads like what Eddie Barlow did. He (Kirsten) will give advice but there will be a head coach.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 28 Mar, 2018

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