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Gary Kirsten soon to join BCB as consultant

DHAKA, May 15, 2018 (BSS) - BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon said that South African Gary Kirsten appointment as a consultant is in the final stages.

He was talking to Sport scribes yesterday after the reception to honour former coach West Indian Gordon Greenidge.

BCB boss literally surprised the reporters by saying that Kirsten was already working for the board.

"We have already confirmed Kirsten's appointment. It is in the final stages," the president said.

"He is already working for us. Kirsten will help us work out which coaches will work in what specific roles, and that includes the head coach role of the national side," the president said of Kirsten, whose likely role will be director of coaching.

"We will hand over a list of new coaches to him. He will also hand us a list of his own. We will then sit down with him to discuss the coaching roles for Bangladesh cricket," he said.

Kirsten, who is currently in India as the coach of IPL outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore might come to Bangladesh on May 21 when his IPL duties end.

Bangladesh head coach role has been vacant since Chandika Hathurusingha resigned last year following the disastrous tour of South Africa.

The BCB president informed that the board has shortlisted three names for the Tigers' head coach role. The three shortlisted coaches are from Australia, South Africa and England.

He said that it is likely that Bangladesh will not have a head coach for the Afghanistan series however there may very well be a coach appointment before the Caribbean series.