|| CF Correspondent ||
Paul Farbrace, former international coach and currently coaching director of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, is eyeing to fulfil the expectations of Bangladeshi fans as he is roped by Bangla Tigers in the upcoming edition of T10 cricket in Abu Dhabi, scheduled from January 28- February 6.
‘’Bangladesh is an unbelievable place to be involved in the game of cricket, I'll be very lucky to be there on quite a few occasions with England and with Sri Lanka, absolutely love the country I love the passion for the game, it is just a cricketing hotbed And when you go there and you see how much the game means to people in Bangladesh. You know this is an opportunity for us as a team,’’ Farbrace told Cricfrenzy.
‘’So, make the Bangladeshi people proud I know they will be watching their team play, I know they will be cheering them on, but it’s a brilliant opportunity to play exciting cricket because ultimately, they want to see Bangladeshi players only play well and be successful on the world stage. And they've shrugged off that tag that label of being a team. You know most international teams look forward to playing against that's gone now. Bangladesh are a team in their own right who consistently win games of cricket international cricket level and their supporters expect them to play in a certain way. And that's something that we've got to make sure that we continue to do in this tournament. So, it's a fantastic opportunity for all of us. And I can't wait to get started. I'm really looking forward to and thank you to the owners to give me this opportunity,’’ he said.
BT replaced former national cricketer Aftab Ahmed and included Farbrace as the head coach while Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener retained his place as the team director.
According to BT officials, Sriram Somayajula (performance analyst of Delhi Capitals) will act as team manager replacing Nafees Iqbal while he will also be acting as the CEO of the Trevor (Penny) was expected to join as an assistant coach but now it seems we are not going to have him as he will be in Bangladesh with the West Indian side while the other members of the team management like trainer and physio are picked from Abu Dhabi due to the Covid 19.