Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper has denied suggestion he is in the running to coach Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Cricket Board media committee chairman Jalal Yunus had earlier this week said ex-New Zealand batsman Mark Greatbatch and erstwhile Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott were vying for the head coach job.
Hooper, however, insisted he was not eager to fill the position vacated by Richard Pybus in October last year. Bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, meanwhile, is likely to act as head coach on an interim basis for the tour of Sri Lanka later this year.
"I was asked if I was interested, said I wasn't and that was the last I heard of it," Hooper told The Advertiser. "I was hoping Bangladesh would retract what they have apparently said that I was 'interested in the job'. I have not applied and I am not interested.
The 43-year-old Hooper played 102 Tests and 227 ODIs before retiring in 2003, and now lives in Australia. "I know there are a few things that might come up in South Australia or the Caribbean. My kids are settled here so I want to stay here if I can," he concluded.
"There's a lot of stuff in the air with South Australia Cricket Association and the clubs. I always put my family first. That is why the Bangladesh thing is so farfetched."