Published:  12:55 AM, 09 August 2019 Last Update: 12:57 AM, 09 August 2019

Hathurusingha, Hesson in line for Bangladesh coach

Hathurusingha, Hesson in line for Bangladesh coach Mike Hesson Chandika Hathurusingha

Former Bangladesh Coach Chandika Hathurusingha alongside Paul Farbrace and Mike Hesson are among the strong candidates in the race for the vacant Bangladesh head coach's post.

In the short list of high profile names, former South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Wednesday gave interview to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon at the Beximco office for the post of Bangladesh Coach. Meanwhile former New Zealand Coach Mike Hesson is all set to give interview to BCB today.

Rumours are galore that Hesson is likely to Bangladesh's head coach as Hesson, the previous New Zealand coach, is a frontrunner, with BCB president Nazmul Hassan and a few administrators expressing curiosity.

The board's shortlist consists of Mike Hesson, Grant Flower, Paul Farbrace, Russell Domingo and Chandika Hathurusingha, after Andy Flower declined the board's provide a second time. The BCB could also be in a race with different subcontinent boards, with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan additionally in search of a head coach, and ongoing points between Hathurusingha and Sri Lanka Cricket.

Nevertheless, Domingo, who coached South Africa from 2013 to 2016, was the primary coach to be interviewed because the board started its course of in Dhaka on Thursday. Grant Flower, who was Pakistan's batting coach, and Hathurusingha stay on the periphery of the board's curiosity.

Hathurusingha, who coached Bangladesh from 2014 to 2017, is understood to be a favorite of the BCB president and some administrators, despite the fact that he give up to take up the Sri Lanka job in October 2017.

According to the source, Hathurusingha's ongoing battle with Sri Lanka Cricket, which resulted in his suspension this week, has resulted in a distinction of opinion between the Bangladesh board administrators over his prospects. Nonetheless, the BCB will reportedly conduct a phone interview with Hathurusingha, which does not rule him out of competition.

Farbrace, the previous England assistant coach, can be amongst these being mentioned by the BCB despite the fact that he had declined the board's offer in March final yr, when a substitute was being looked for Hathurusingha. The BCB ultimately appointed Steve Rhodes, with whom it parted methods instantly after the World Cup.

The Bangladesh head coach position has been vacant since Steve Rhodes' time as Bangladesh head coach came to an end following the team's eighth-place finish at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Mike Hesson, head coach of Kings XI Punjab, announced that he has parted ways with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise after one season at helm with them.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Kings XI franchise and wish to thank them for the season I had in charge," Hesson tweeted on Thursday.

"Whilst disappointed not to be able to build on the work we did this year, I'm sure success isn't too far away for them. I wish them all the best for the future," he added.

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