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Tait expresses interest to become Tigers bowling coach

Published : 19 Jan 2022 08:46 PM

Former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait said on Wednesday that he is ready to take up the role of Bangladesh's pace bowling coach. The post went vacant following the departure of Ottis Gibson as he decided not to renew his contract with the BCB.

"I'm interested for sure. Absolutely," said Tait, who is currently working with Chattogram Challengers as their pace bowling coach in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League, scheduled to start from January 21.

"They (BCB) have got some time to think about who they are going to go with. It'll be a great job," said Tait, who had worked with the Afghanistan team recently as their bowling coach.

"In general, the stage Bangladesh cricket are in, there are so many good young players. They could become great players. Shoriful is an aggressive left arm bowler. He is gonna be extremely important in this team. He has played enough cricket now to know what he is doing. So, I'm looking forward to working with him.

"Bangladesh have got quite a decent depth of young players, even fast bowlers. The next 5-6-7 years are gonna be exciting for cricket here in Bangladesh," he added.

BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus told Cricbuzz that they are glad to know that Tait is interested to work with them but added that they will see how he fare in the BPL before taking a call.

"We are glad to know that he is interested to work with us," said Jalal. "He (Tait) has come here to work with Challengers in BPL and we will see how he fares there."