WC winning coach Kirsten to hold special session with Tigers

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:12, Aug 04,2020


Gary Kirsten. --- BCCI photo

Former South Africa batsman and World Cup winning coach of India Gary Kirsten will share his cricketing insights with the Tigers in a special online session, which will be held on Wednesday.
The session is part of the national team’s support staff regular online meetings with the players during the extended break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirsten was invited to join the session by Bangladesh’s current head coach and his compatriot Russell Domingo.
The online session will be attended by players who are currently in the national contract and have been in the national side recently, said Bangladesh Cricket Board’s cricket operations chairman Akram Khan.
‘It will take place tomorrow [Wednesday] at around 2:30pm. The players currently under Bangladesh national team’s contract and the players who are not in the contract but have played in the team in the recent past will be present,’ Akram told New Age on Tuesday.
Domingo and other coaches, who are currently residing in their respective countries, will also take part in this special meeting, said Akram.
‘The meeting’s duration will be 40 minutes. Russell Domingo will also attend it along with other coaching staffs,’ he said.
Kirsten has worked with the BCB before as a consultant in 2018 to help the board chose the next head coach for Bangladesh.
Kirsten had suggested the name of Steve Rhodes, who was given the job but was later sacked after Bangladesh finished eighth in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England.
Kirsten coached India to World Cup glory in 2011 and later coached South Africa to the number one rank in Tests.

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