The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the national team will be supervised by a local coach during the three-match ODI series against India at home in June.
Earlier, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: “BCB is looking for replacement to Shane Jurgensen as he is set to leave as Bangladesh coach after the proposed ODI series against India.”
The BCB now has been in an intense searching for a foreign coach for the team but it is unlikely that they would get their desired coach ahead of the series.
“We’ve made a significant progress regarding the foreign head coach. But there is less possibility for getting foreign head coach ahead of the ODI series against India,” said Jalal Younus, one of the members of the coach-searching committee.
It is learnt that the BCB would appoint Sarwar Imran as the head coach for the team during the ODI series. Imran earlier acted as an interim coach when there was no one to take the charge of Bangladesh.
Younus said that BCB will hire the head coach along with bowling and strength & conditioning coach for the team.
“We’ll appoint bowling and strength & conditioning coach along with a head coach for the team this time. But the fielding side will be run by a local coach.”
“We’ve plans for the team to hire specialist spin and fielding consultant for short time ahead of the 2015 World Cup Cricket.”
Citing the names of Dav Whatmore, Jamie Siddons, Shaun Williams, Yunus said that some of the old coaches who worked here at some point, expressed their keen interest to join again. But according to him, BCB is giving priority to the ‘new one’.
It seemed BCB tried to take the control at their hands as they were reluctant to appoint coaching staffs without the consent of the head coach.
Revealing the name of Jonathan Swift, who was appointed by the head coach Stuart Law, Younus said that they didn’t see any significant improvement of the team’s fielding under his tenure.