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Andy Flower turns down Tigers’ coach position

| Updated: November 28, 2017 13:13:19

Andy Flower turns down Tigers’ coach position

Former Zimbabwe cricket team captain and current England coach Andy Flower has reportedly turned down an offer to take up the vacant position of coach for Bangladesh cricket team.

Flower, 49, is understood to have informed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that he was happy with his current role coaching England Lions.

He was flattered with the proposal of BCB, but the time was not right, reports BSS citing Zimbabwean leading newspaper The Standard.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) may face a fight to retain Flower's services.

It is understood he has been on demand from domestic and international teams in recent months and there may well come a time when he decides it is time to move on.

It is also understood that another potential target for coach, former Australia opener Justin Langer, has also been ruled out.

Langer, meanwhile, signed a three-year deal with Western Australia as head coach at the start of this season and has often been touted as a future Australia coach.

The position of the Bangladesh Head Coach became vacant when Hathurusingha stepped down during the South Africa tour last month and the news became public in November.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon has recently said they came to know that Hathurusingha is already in line to take over as Sri Lanka's head coach soon.

Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud Sujon is likely to step into Chandika Hathurusingha's position as the national head coach, at least on an interim basis if the BCB is unable to find a foreign coach.

Papon said the chances of Sujon taking over were the "highest" even as they continued to look for a foreign coach.

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