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Friday, May 25, 2012

Mick Newell wants to be Bangladesh cricket coach


The Bangladesh cricket team is without a main coach since April after Stuart Law took retirement from his post citing personal reasons for his exit.
Stuart Law who coached the Bangladeshi cricket team for seven months is now working at Australia's Centre of Excellence.
Due to the absence of main coach, assistant coach, Shane Jurgensen, is playing the role of a main coach for short term basis.
However, it is not possible for the BCB to continue playing cricket without a main coach. That is why, they are looking for a coach to fill up the vacant post.
The BCB has been getting more and more appointment letters but it seems that they have not found the right person for the job. One of the persons who have applied for the post is Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire director of cricket.
The 47-year-old Newell has publicly expressed his interest in becoming the new head coach of Bangladesh. He played 102 first-class matches and scored 4636 at an average of 30.50 with a career best of 203 not out.
Richard Pybus had the highest possibility to be the head coach of Bangladesh, but because of dissimilarities regarding the financial issues between the former Pakistan coach and the Bangladesh Cricket Board he was not selected for the post.
Newell does not have any experience to coach at the international level. So, it will be very difficult for him to be named the coach of Bangladesh cricket team as he was not an international player. He has so far coached England Lions.

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