Akram Khan, a member of the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) coach appointment committee, has dismissed speculations in the media of former India captain Sourav Ganguly being the next Bangladesh head coach.
“It is very unlikely for Sourav to be Bangladesh coach,” the 45-year-old, who is also the chairman of the cricket operations committee of the board, told bdnews24.com on Thursday.
The former Bangladesh captain also dispelled whispers of Wasim Akram being in consideration for the position.
“Sourav is a busy man. In truth, he is not very willing to be the head coach. But if we ever need him as a consultant, we may have him. Same goes for Wasim Akram.”
Sourav had expressed his thoughts on the proposal during the World Twenty20.
“I will think about it when the issue will come up,” Sourav said at a function at a local hotel in Dhaka on Mar 31.
However, the BCB has not formally approached him. The board concluded that it may be quite difficult to meet all of Sourav’s demands, according to Akram.
The committee hopes to bring in a new coach within the next month and a half.
Although Akram was reluctant to specify a name, he said a ‘high-profile’ coach will be appointed.
“We don’t want to name anyone now. Once disclosed, he may face problems in his current workplace, which may hinder our dealings with him,” he added.
Source: Bd news24