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Bangladesh seek ICC support

Dhaka, April 12 (PTI) : Bangladesh’s downward cricketing fortunes have not only left the players clueless but also the board officials who have started to panic and turned to the game’s governing body for ways to arrest the slump.

With a string of embarrassing defeats in recent times, cricket fans have begun to turn away from the game. Adding to their disillusionment is the fact that the team is showing no signs of making a turnaround despite a number of remedial measures.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has now decided to have a specialist foreign coach and has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to recommend names for the job.

“We have approached the ICC to help us. We have received a list of possible candidates and had talks with as many as 20 former cricketers for the job,” BCB president Ali Asghar said.

“The response was tremendous. After assessing everything we have shortlisted them to just four coaches. They are from Australia and South Africa. Hopefully before May 1, one of them will join us,” Asghar said but did not give names of those shortlisted.

Asghar said the coaches could initially concentrate either on batting or bowling.

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