May 19, 2007

Richard McInnes likely to be Bangladesh's cricket coach

Richard McInnes, an Australian, has been the Australia cricket team's performance analyst and a senior cricket coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane. He also coached Bangladesh's under-19 cricket and guided them towards a plate title in Under 19 World Cup held in 2004. Bangladesh beat Australia to clinch that title.

This will be a good decision for the Bangladesh cricket board if they appoint McInnes as the successor of Dav Whatmore. McInnes knows many of the current national team players personally. I remember from an interview that he likes to see the emerging talents as complete cricketers. The under-19 team under him had to undergo English language training and other grooming side-by-side, something which other coaches may ignore. These cricketers are also ambassadors for Bangladesh so I wholeheartedly support McInnes.

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