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Bangladesh coaching staff unlikely to go to Pakistan


Most members of the Bangladesh coaching staff are unlikely to go to Pakistan if the upcoming tour proceeds as per schedule in February.
According to BCB insiders, it was learnt that apart from the strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan, the rest of the members have declined to travel to Pakistan for the tour that consists of two Tests and three T20Is.
The five South African members of the coaching panel - head coach Russell Domingo, pace bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, batting consultant Neil McKenzie, fielding coach Ryan Cook and newly included physiotherapist Julian Calefato had already informed the board about their intentions while it was the same with spin coach Daniel Vettori, who arrived on Friday morning to join the national preparation camp for the upcoming tour of India. Bangladesh's Indian analyst Shrinivaas Chandrasekaran will also be unavailable.
"We haven't had any formal discussion in this regard as yet and when we have that we can tell you more precisely about the whole situation," said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury indicating he is well aware of their intentions.
Meanwhile, the board had sent the women's team and the Under-16 team to Pakistan this month after receiving the green signal from the government regarding the security. However, the women's team head coach Anju Jain along with her two compatriots refused to tour with the team that forced Bangladesh to hand over the reigns to local coach Dipu Roy Chowdhury.
BCB will take a final decision on the men's tour of Pakistan after receiving the report of the security officials who visited the country to assess the situation.

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