Kirsten recommends BCB hire different coach for different formats

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will consider hiring a different coach for white-ball and red-ball cricket on the recommendation of Gary Kirsten.

Former India and Proteas head coach, Kirsten is currently in Bangladesh to help the board go through potential candidates for the vacant coaching role.

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said some candidates have already expressed an interest in the job but only for the limited-overs format.

What the board could also do is hire one head coach and a few consultants for the different formats to work under the main mentor.

Hassan said: “There should be separate coaches for red ball and white ball. Or we could have two or three consultants under the head coach, for the different formats.

“We need to keep the specialization of these formats in mind because we cannot really rely on the same mentality. We have to give more importance to Tests.

“The coaches we have spoken to, none of them are interested in Test cricket. They are ready to take charge of the ODI and T20 teams.

“This change in mindset, particularly after T20s have come, is why Kirsten feels we should have separate red and white ball coaches. But we are still discussing if we can have separate batting coaches under a head coach.”

Kirsten has recommended that Bangladesh find a suitable candidate that will prepare the team properly for the World Cup, to be held in the UK, next year.