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Bangladesh coach Siddons on his way out

Bangladesh coach Siddons on his way out

DHAKA – Bangladesh on Tuesday showed the door to coach Jamie Siddons, just days after the national team failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. “It has been agreed that head coach Jamie Siddons’ contract, which expires on June 30, will not be extended,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a press statement. “We are really appreciative of Jamie’s contribution over the last four years and the successes he has had with the national team. However, we feel the time is

Sri Lanka stick to Law before naming new coach

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka will not name a successor to head coach Trevor Bayliss until after the tour of England which starts next month. Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman DS de Silva said because of the time factor they had appointed Stuart Law as interim coach for the England tour.
Law was assistant to Bayliss, who quit as head coach after four years at the end of the World Cup, where the Sri Lankans lost to hosts India in a dramatic final earlier this month. Law, a former

Law to remain Sri Lanka coach for England tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka will not name a successor to head coach Trevor Bayliss until after the tour of England which starts next month.
Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman DS de Silva said because of the time factor they had appointed Stuart Law as interim coach for the England tour.
Law was assistant to Bayliss, who quit as head coach after four years at the end of the World Cup, where the Sri Lankans lost to hosts India in a dramatic final earlier this month.

Miandad turns down batting coach offer

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has turned down an offer from the PCB to take over as the batting coach of the national team. The PCB DG confirmed that he had informed the board that he would not be able to immediately join the team and accompany them on the tour to the West Indies because of prior commitments.
“As it is, I believe you cannot change the technique or style of a batsman once he is in the national team. I think the main job of the batting coach

KRL coach Lutfi takes nothing for granted

LAHORE – New head coach of Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) football team Tariq Lutfi has played down his team’s ‘favorites’ tag, insisting he will only be able to assess his side’s chances after their opener in Group B of the 21st NBP Football Cup.
KRL will be aiming to compete a hat-trick of triumphs after golds at Hyderabad 2009 and Multan 2010. The NBP Cup will run from April 14 to27 at Faisalabad’s Bohranwali Ground and PMC Ground.Pakistan’s No 2 team KRL are placed in a

Warne denies India coach talk

NEW DELHI – Australian spin legend Shane Warne on Wednesday denied media reports that he was interested in coaching World Cup champions India.
“Just got told on bus – apparently I put my hand up to coach India. Wow – first I have heard of it – Sorry to disappoint but never said that!!!” Warne tweeted.
Leg-spinner Warne, 41, is in the country to take part in the Indian Premier League where he leads the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the lucrative Twenty20 competition, starting

Warne wants to coach India

NEW DELHI – Australian leg-spin legend Shane Warne has shown interest in coaching World Cup champions India, local media reported on Wednesday.
“It is a very difficult job to be India coach, it is never easy,” Warne was quoted as saying in the Mail Today newspaper.
“But with India doing so well, it is a lot easier to take over right now than it has been in the past. I’ll enjoy working with the Indian cricket team for sure.”
Warne is in the country to take part in the

PCB mulls bringing Miandad as batting coach

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is negotiating with former skipper Javed Miandad to accept the post of the national team’s batting coach. ODI skipper Shahid Afridi told reporters here after a meeting with PCB chief Ijaz Butt that the board was holding talks with Miandad.
“I have suggested having a batting coach with the team to work with the players and Miandad is one of the people the board is in touch with,” Afridi said. It must be noted that Miandad, a veteran of 124

Coach Kirsten bids goodbye to India

MUMBAI – India’s outgoing coach Gary Kirsten on Tuesday admitted he found it very hard to say goodbye to the World Cup-winning team and the country’s “special” cricketers.
“It has been one of the hardest goodbyes I have had to say,” the former South African batsman told reporters at his farewell press conference in Mumbai after a successful three-year stint with the team.
“It has been an amazing achievement to be a part of this special group of cricketers.” Kirsten, 43,

Coach Kirsten bids adieu to India

MUMBAI – India’s outgoing coach Gary Kirsten on Tuesday admitted he found it very hard to say goodbye to the World Cup-winning team and the country’s “special” cricketers.
“It has been one of the hardest goodbyes I have had to say,” the former South African batsman told reporters at his farewell press conference in Mumbai after a successful three-year stint with the team.
“It has been an amazing achievement to be a part of this special group of cricketers.”
Kirsten, 43,

Portugal’s Queiroz to coach Iran

TEHRAN – Carlos Queiroz of Portugal has signed a two-million-dollar contract to coach Iran through to the end of the 2014 World Cup, Iranian media reports said on Monday. “Carlos Queiroz has signed a contract with the Iranian football federation to coach ‘Team Melli’ up to the end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” the ISNA news agency said.
Iran’s English language Press TV channel said on its website that the Portuguese coach will be paid “an annual salary of about two million

We did not have the composure to go all the way: SA coach

JOHANNESBURG – Coach Corrie van Zyl admitted Sunday that South Africa lacked the composure to go all the way after a shock 2011 Cricket World Cup quarter-finals loss to New Zealand.
Set 222 to win in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, the hotly fancied Proteas were bundled out for 172 and ‘Choker’ headlines littered weekend Johannesburg newspapers.
‘Horrible! Super chokers do it again’, ‘What a choke’ and ‘Chokers’ made painful reading for the likes of all-rounder Jacques

Junaid named manager, coach Heuvel retained

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation Executive Board has appointed Khawaja Junaid as manager of the senior team, while Michel van den Heuvel has been retained as head coach until the 2012 Olympics. The decision was taken in PHF’s Executive Board meeting, with President Qasim Zia in the chair.
Addressing a press conference here after the meeting, PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa said that Ajmal Khan and Shahid Ali Khan will assist Michel van den Heuvel in the senior team management.

SL coach desperate not to think of Australia

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss was trying on Monday not to think about the mouth-watering World Cup clash against his Australian compatriots, opting to concentrate on Kenya instead. The 1996 champions went down to Pakistan by a narrow 11-run margin in their Group A match on Saturday and Bayliss is more concerned about not slipping up against Kenya on Tuesday. “Our thoughts are on the Kenya match tomorrow,” said Bayliss. “But looking forward to Australia (March 5), our guys

Michel agrees to stay as Pakistan coach

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation has succeeded in its efforts to convince Michel Van Den Heuvel to continue as head coach of the national team, with added remuneration and authority of selection till the 2012 Olympics.
The coach will now be given $10,000 per month and will be paid on quarterly basis, while private security will also be provided to the Dutch after he expressed his concern following the murder of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Nothing has been finalized on

Qatar sack coach Metsu

DOHA – Bruno Metsu has been sacked as Qatar’s football coach less than a week after the end of the Asian Cup where the hosts failed to get past the quarter-final stage, it was announced on Thursday. Metsu’s original contract was to have run until 2014. The Frenchman, who took over the reins of the Gulf side in September 2008 from Uruguayan Jorge Fossati, has had a tough time in Doha with the national team failing to make a mark on the international stage.
A late surge of

Coach Waqar ‘regrets’ statement on captaincy

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has expressed ‘regrets’ over his comments on the World Cup captaincy issue that he recently made on a television channel. The former Test captain’s comments did not go down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and it issued a notice to Waqar to explain his remarks.
“Yes, Waqar has submitted a reply to the notice that the board had sent him. And Waqar has said that he would be careful in future while giving statements,” an

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