Siddons keen to hire a Tiger for his Firebirds

Any of the Bangladeshi players could be reunited with his former coach in New Zealand’s domestic cricket provided the Tigers’ international schedules allow him, Jamie Siddons told a local newspaper.
Siddons took over the charge of Wellington after leaving Bangladesh job and has already signed Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the overseas players for  his side, popularly known as the

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BCB bids farewell to Siddons

The Bangladesh Cricket Board bade farewell to the outgoing national coach Jamie Siddons on Tuesday after it had decided not to renew the contract of the Australian.
The board president, AHM Mustafa Kamal, hosted a lunch at the BCB office in his honour, before an executive committee meeting, where members of the press were

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Tigers put up a fight

Australia take series 3-0
Though there was some sting from the 3-0 series loss and Australia’s gargantuan score yesterday, it hardly dampened the mood of Imrul Kayes, Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah as the trio decided to give coach Jamie Siddons an enjoyable farewell.
To make it a somewhat memorable last game in charge for Siddons, one of his protégé, Kayes,

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‘Be patient’

Siddons bids emotional goodbye
The final match in a long and winding season for Bangladesh cricket could describe coach Jamie Siddons’s tenure in a microcosm.
In certain parts of the game, Bangladesh were brilliant; Imrul Kayes’s belligerent 93, almost as good an innings as played by Michael Hussey on the day. At certain other moments

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Siddons seeks to move on

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Siddons seeks to move on
Our Correspondent, Chittagong
Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons admitted that his confidence was ‘dented’ by the humiliating loss to West Indies last Friday, but was keen on forgetting the setback and moving on.
“The boys are still shell-shocked. They are sad about what happened and the performance we put up. My confidence is a bit dented as well,” Siddons, who was speaking at a press conference

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Siddons weighs his options

The surroundings of the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium remained unexpectedly quiet yesterday but inside, the Tigers rearranged their strategies ahead of a potentially do-or-die game.
Bangladesh take on Ireland for their second Group B game of the World Cup this Friday at the team’s favourite venue and while both sets of players remained in their hotel yesterday,

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Siddons criticises critics

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons reacted sharply to the criticism that his captain Sakib al Hasan has been facing for opting to bowl first in Saturday’s opening match against India.
Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli took full advantage of the suicidal decision to hit two centuries that took India to 370-4, ending the contest half-way through the

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Mashrafee, Siddons fall apart

Former captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza exchanged some heated words with coach Jamie Siddons on Tuesday following a recent comment of the Australian about his fitness.
They fell apart after the coach told reporters on Sunday that he had no interest in Mashrafee, who is not in the World Cup squad and was yet to regain his

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Siddons not interested in ‘unfit’ Mashrafee

The return of paceman Mashrafee bin Murtaza to competitive cricket hardly impressed coach Jamie Siddons despite the injury-prone bowler performing decently in his comeback match for Abahani in the Dhaka Premier League on Saturday.
Mashrafee bowled all 10 overs of his quota to return with a wicket conceding 55 runs  and

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Siddons’ solution to Powerplay woes

Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons sees a solution to batting Powerplay woes in Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim after their performances in the recently-concluded first phase of the Dhaka Premier League.
Mushfique and Mahmudullah were in terrific form in the league making 576 runs (in 10 innings at 72) and 376 runs (in 10 innings at 62.67) respectively, playing for Bangladesh Biman and

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