Newell in the running for Bangladesh job

Updated: 04 May 2012 18:46 IST

Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, has emerged as a contender to be Bangladesh's next coach.

Bangalore:

Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, has emerged as a contender to be Bangladesh's next coach.

ESPNcricinfo understands that 47-year-old Newell, who has twice led Nottinghamshire to the County Championship title, is a frontrunner for the role alongside former Warwickshire captain Dermot Reeve and Allan Donald, currently the South Africa bowling coach.

Newell enjoyed a long career as a batsman with Nottinghamshire, helping the club win the County Championship in 1987. He then moved into coaching at Trent Bridge - first as Clive Rice's assistant - and oversaw the side's County Championship success in 2005 - the county's first championship title since 1987 - and again in 2010. He has won praise from former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, among others, for his fine man management and his ability to coax the best out of his players.

Stuart Law steps down as Bangladesh coach at the end of June to take up a role at Australia's Centre of Excellence. Dean Jones, who suggested he was considering an offer from the Bangladesh cricket board, is thought to be most unlikely to be offered the position.

Topics : Cricket Bangladesh Stuart Law
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