Bangladesh cricket team to get coach by October 30

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Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNI) Former Australia opener John Dyson is ready to make a presentation before the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the post of Dav Whatmore's successor as the board sets October 30 deadline to appoint a cricket coach for the national team.

BCB president Maj Gen Sina Ibn Jamali suggested this deadline to ensure that the national team has the permanent head coach before touring New Zealand in December.

BCB's Media committee vice-chairman Ishtiaque Ahmed said, ''We have decided to appoint a new national coach before October 30. We are hopeful that we will be able to finalise it before the deadline.'' ''Australian John Dyson has already expressed his desire to make a presentation before the board,'' Ahmed told 'Daily Star' newspaper.

He said the 53-year-old Dyson, who had earlier coach Sri Lanka, will speak with the board after returning from his holiday in Canada.

Chairman of Cricket Operations Committee Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu said at this stage no other name can be mentioned.

''It is better to mention a name only when we can reach a certain level of communication with someone. It is always good to set a target but that doesn't mean we compromise with our requirements just to meet the deadline. You need some time to locate the candidates,'' Lipu said.

This is the second search initiated by the BCB after all three candidates, shortlisted by the previous board, withdrew their names.


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