ePaper

Monday, June 25, 2018

BCB gets big blow as Farbrace turned down

  • Print

The Bangladesh Cricket Board received a big blow into roping a well known coach as England assistant coach Paul Farbrace turned down as their new head coach, said BCB sources on TuesdayBCB was hopeful that they would complete the signing process by the end of this week as Farbrace was close to signing up as Bangladesh's head coach after being offered the post that had been vacant since the departure of Chandika Hathurusinghe.

BCB high official on request of not to be named told Asian Age on Tuesday that Farbrace informed that he is unavailable after being sent the contract paper. It came as a big blow since BCB president Nazmul Hasan announced recently that they are hopeful of securing the service of their chosen one soon since the English assistant coach was sounding pretty optimistic initially.

Nazmul Hassan claimed that they have finalized the head coach and according to him their next head coach would be a known figure unlike Chandika Hathurusinghe, who reached spotlight after joining Tigers as their head coach. According to BCB president, the coach was expected to join in the first week of April. 'We will finalize it after this series. We have invited them for interviews. We might have two or three aspirants. Hopefully, we will finalize a coach within this month. We expect a new coach will be with us by the first week of next month,' said Nazmul.

The BCB considered the track record of Farbrace during his tenure as the head coach of Sri Lanka, particularly the team's success in Bangladesh in 2014 as the Lankan defeated Bangladesh in the Test, ODI and T20 series, the Asia Cup and the World T20 in the space of four months.

Farbrace's subsequent work with England as assistant coach to Trevor Bayliss also did not go unnoticed by the BCB as they found out that Farbrace played a big role in transforming the fortunes of England team precisely in the shortest format as they have won nine series from their last ten bilateral ODI series and a runner-up finish in the 2016 World T20.

The BCB interviewed Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons in December, both of whom have since found new roles with West Indies and Afghanistan respectively. The board has also made approaches to other coaches including Andy Flower, Justin Langer, Tom Moody, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara but all have turned them down.

-Atif Azam, AA

More News For this Category

Maradona wants to meet Argentina players before match with Nigeria

| By Asian Age Online
Diego Maradona has requested a meeting with Argentina's players before their final World Cup group game on Tuesday.
Maradona wants to meet Argentina players before match with Nigeria

Would not like to retire without being a world champion with my country: Messi

| By Asian Age Online
Argentina are currently on the brink of crashing out of the World Cup, having failed to win in their opening two games.
Would not like to retire without being a world champion with my country: Messi

Salah considering retiring from national team

| By Asian Age Online
Mohamed Salah told Egypt team officials and teammates that he is considering retiring from international play because he is
Salah considering retiring from national team

Euphoric Germany to make more changes against S Korea

| By
World champions Germany's last-gasp victory over Sweden on Saturday unleashed a wave of euphoria among players and coaching staff but head coach Joachim Loew said changes would be
Euphoric Germany to make more changes against S Korea

Portugal look to Ronaldo to overcome gritty Iran

| By
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored Portugal's all-four goals in the World Cup so far and the European Champions will be heavily dependent on the talismanic forward to see them
Portugal look to Ronaldo to overcome gritty Iran

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

| By
Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honorary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad.The Pharaohs, as the
Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

Croats dream of repeating 1998 miracle

| By
Croatia's hugely impressive 3-0 win over Argentina moved them into the World Cup knockout stages for the first time since 1998 and inevitably Zlatko Delic's team are earning
Croats dream of repeating 1998 miracle

'It might be my last World Cup'

| By
France midfielder Paul Pogba said the finals in Russia might be his last World Cup but he hopes he will be fit for more."It might be my last
'It might be my last World Cup'

Switzerland's Xhaka, Shaqiri face bans over celebrations

| By Sports Desk
Switzerland pair Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri faces two-match bans for their goal celebrations in their side's World Cup victory over Serbia. Football's world governing body FiFa is

Tigers leave for West Indies

| By Sports Desk
Bangladesh national cricket team left the capital for West Indies Saturday early hours by an Emirates fight to play a two-match test, three-match ODI and three-three-match T201 series

© 2018 The Asian Age