Rangana Herath, the former spin bowling coach for Bangladesh, is reportedly considering a return to the country’s cricket setup, albeit in a different role. After his departure, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) did not advertise for the position of spin bowling coach, leaving the role vacant. However, Herath is said to be in discussions with the BCB for a new role that focuses on mentoring spinners across various age groups rather than specifically coaching the national team.
The BCB recently posted advertisements for various coaching positions that became vacant at the end of existing contracts. Notably, the position of spin bowling coach, left vacant after Herath’s departure, was not included in the list of advertised positions. This move suggests that the BCB might be considering a different approach to the coaching structure, especially regarding the spin bowling department.
According to sources, the BCB has proposed a new role to Herath, aligning more with a spin mentorship position. This new role would see Herath working with spinners across different age groups in Bangladesh, focusing on their development and nurturing their skills. The BCB’s emphasis seems to be on utilizing Herath’s vast experience and knowledge to benefit spinners at various levels of the game in Bangladesh.
In response to the proposed arrangement, Herath expressed his enthusiasm for the role, highlighting his desire to contribute to the development of spin bowling in Bangladesh. He emphasized the importance of building a strong foundation for spinners at the grassroots level, indicating his willingness to work with coaches and players across the country to achieve this goal.
While Herath confirmed receiving the offer letter from the BCB, he mentioned that he would need to review it with his legal team before making a decision. However, he expressed his keenness to work in Bangladesh for 200 days a year, indicating his flexibility to work with different teams and age groups as per the BCB’s requirements.
As discussions continue between Herath and the BCB, the cricketing community awaits the outcome of these negotiations, which could potentially see Herath returning to Bangladesh cricket in a new mentoring capacity.