Bangladesh Cricket Board said on 3rd February that former spin bowling coach Rangana Herath has declined to work with them again as he rejected the offer proposed to him at the meeting of the foreign coach recruiting committee.
Herath told Cricbuzz that he received an offer from BCB and would take a final call after contacting his lawyers. But he insisted that he is excited to play the role of a spin mentor, working with slow bowlers across various age groups, rather than being the spin coach for the national cricket team.
As per the new offer letter by BCB, Herath was expected to spend a total of 200 days in Bangladesh to guide young spinners across the country.
BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus at the recent press meet held at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium said that the legendary Sri Lankan left-arm spinner is not ready to return and get involved in Bangladesh cricket. “Herath is not with us. He did not accept and so he is no more with us,”
The BCB recently made a five-member foreign coach recruiting committee that includes two former national captains – Khaled Mahmud and Naimur Rahman – along with BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury and BCB program head David Moore. Yunus is the other member of the committee.
The future of BCB :
Yunus said they have shortlisted a few coaches and now will conduct virtual interviews of them on February 6 for various coaching positions that became vacant after existing contracts of foreign coaches. BCB issued advertisements for different positions including strength and conditioning coach, batting coach, pace bowling coach, and analyst for the national cricket team, as well as the national team’s assistant coach for the next two years.
He concluded “The head coach will arrive on February 20 and we are working to fill the vacant positions. We have a committee that includes Naimur Rahman, Khaled Mahmud, CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, David Moore, and me,” said Jalal.