Jamie Siddons has left the post of Bangladesh batting coach to work with Bangladesh A team and Bangladesh Tigers as he wants to prepare the players for the future challenge.
Siddons has revealed this through a facebook post today.
“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,” Siddons’ post read.
He made it clear that the decision was taken by the mutual understanding between him and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
“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 added.
Siddons joined the BCB for a second sting as a batting coach. He earlier served Bangladesh as the head coach from 2007-2011. He was credited to make the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim as batting genius during his first stint.
Under his supervision, the quartet honed their skill and made them integral part of Bangladesh’s cricket history. As Bangladesh need some skilled batters to replace those four players who are now in the twilight of their career, BCB brought back Siddons for the second stint as batting coach.