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BCB to rely on local for SL trip

CricBD Staff
28 May, 2007

The Bangladesh cricket team will be guided by local experts when they tour Sri Lanka for the Test and one-day series.

"We are still negotiating with foreign coaches and they have taken two weeks' time to convey their decision. That's why we will not be able to appoint a foreign coach for the Sri Lanka tour," said BCB general secretary Mahbubul Anam on Monday after a meeting of the board's special committee for appointing new coach.

"We might appoint more than one coach for the Sri Lanka trip from our own pool. And the announcement will be made after the executive committee meeting on June 2," the bearded organiser added.

The executive committee will also announce names of the captain and vice-captain for the tour.

Although the BCB general secretary declined to shed any hints at whether they will go for separate captains after Habibul Bashar expressed his desire not to continue as one-day captain, vice-president Shah Nurul Kabir Shaheen informed that the board is in favour of having one captain.

"I think there is no scope for us to look back about the captaincy issue. Now time has come to decide about the matter eyeing on future. The board wants to stick to the one-captain policy but everything will be decided in our next meeting," Shaheen said.

He also informed that they have decided to extend the contract of team physio Paul Close till the Sri Lanka tour.

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