Bangladesh’s batting coach Jamie Siddons announced on Monday (May 1) that he will not be working with men’s national team anymore as he wants to focus on developing the next crop of cricketers.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board appointed former national head coach Siddons as their batting consultant for a period of two years in 2021 and later he was included in the national team support staff after batting coach Ashwell Prince decided to step down from his post.
Recently, the BCB appointed Nick Pothas as their assistant coach and it is understood that he will help out the batsmen in the national nets along with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who happens to be spending lot of time with his charges trying to hone their batting skills.
I’m back in Dhaka after a short break. I won’t be working with the National team anymore as I feel my best value to BCB is working with the next generation to ensure the players just outside of the team are being well looked after and are improving each day in preparation for their next opportunity to play for their country,” Jamie stated in his Facebook page.
“I love coaching the skills of the game to young players and so the BCB and I have made it happen. The glory is being with the National team and I love that, but most of the skill development, improvement and training takes place in the nets and heat when grinding it out in the nets at Mirpur. Looking forward to working with our future players with the A Team and the Tigers,” he said adding that he wishes good luck to the team which has left for England to play against Ireland.
Siddons is expected to guide Bangladesh A during their upcoming home series against West Indies A. The Caribbean side will arrive in Bangladesh on May 11 to play three four-day Tests, scheduled in Sylhet. The first four-day game will be played from May 16-19 while the second game will start on May 23. The final match is scheduled from May 30 to June 2.