Vincent Barnes in contention for Bangladesh coaching job

Vincent Barnes is likely to take up Bangladesh coaching job Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Jun 2, 2011

South African assistant coach Vincent Barnes is frontrunner to become the coach of Bangladesh national team, according to reports.

Stuart Law, who is presently on the England tour with the Sri Lankan team as a full-time coach was also in the race, but there are reports of his chances failing due to disagreement over some terms with Bangladesh Cricket Board.

BCB president Mustafa Kamal told Daily Star, “We are still in negotiations with Stuart Law. We are interested in him but we have given him some conditions. If he accepts those, we’ll go for him. It means our talks with him are not over. If it doesn’t go through with Law, we will take a final decision on Barnes. If we take him, it is nothing to be worried about because we’ll take a specialist coach for batting and bowling.”

The board members are likely to announce the new candidate on June 4, and according to Kamal, talks with Barnes are at “an advanced stage”.

Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa (CSA) will also announce their new coach on June 6. Barnes has not applied for the South Africa job.

World Cup-winning former India coach Gary Kirsten was tipped to be taking up the South African coaching job.