Cape Town - The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will consider hiring a
different coach for white-ball and red-ball cricket on the recommendation of
Former India and Proteas head coach, Kirsten is currently in
Bangladesh to help the board go through potential candidates for the vacant
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 specialisation 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
"This change in mind-set, 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
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.