Friday, 18 May 2007

Richard McInnes Front Runner For Bangladesh Coaching Job

Former Bangladesh U-19 coach and high performance manager Richard McInnes, who is currently working as assistant coach of Australia and senior coach of Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence, is likely to replace Dav Whatmore as Bangladesh coach.

According to sources close to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), McInnes has already accepted Bangladesh’s initial offer and the details will be finalized within a week. Bangladesh’s current coach Dav Whatmore is leaving Bangladesh right after the India series.

During his tenure as Bangladesh U-19 coach, McInnes worked with most of the current national players who graduated from the age group level. BCB believe this will help McInnes in understanding and managing the team compared to other high profile coaches.

Other names of the BCB short-list, John Right and Ray Jennings have already declined to accept offers for Bangladesh coaching job.

BCB will also appoint a specialist bowling and batting coach after appointing the head coach. Sri Lankan Champaka Ramnayeke and former Pakistani pacer Aaqib Javed are in frame for the bowling coach of Bangladesh.

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