BCB announced yesterday that the new Bangladesh cricket coach replacing Australian Dav Whatmore is his countryman Jamie Siddons. Bangladesh has opted for the "Thunder Down Under".
He was appointed as senior coach at the Centre of Excellence in 2005 and then became an assistant coach with the Australian national team.
Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh described Siddons as the “best Australian batsman not to have played Test cricket". He made 11,587 first-class runs at 44.91, playing for Victoria and South Australia between 1984-85 and 1999-2000, and played a solitary ODI in Lahore in 1988. (source Cricinfo)
Siddons was shortlisted in the middle of 2007 by the Bangladesh Cricket Board as a possible candidate. But last month it was reported that Siddons was ruled out because of non-agreement of terms and conditions.
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