Allan Donald, the SA bowling coach, has denied claims linking him to the Bangladesh coaching job. Allan Donald, along with Mick Newell and Dermot Reeve, was understood to be on the BCB’s wishlist but said Donald will not consider the offer if he is approached.
Allan Donald said, “I have not had any approach but I would not be interested”. And “I am doing a job I always wanted to be involved in and I have no inclination to make a move. My interest is with South Africa and I won’t give that up at all”.
Gary Kirsten replaced Corrie van Zyl as coach and headhunted his former team-mate Allan Donald.
Allan Donald was in the process of finalizing an agreement with New Zealand, where he had worked as bowling coach. Donald was part of the New Zealand management when they defeated South Africa in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinals and was on the verge of signing for a full-time role when Kirsten came calling. Donald immediately cancelled his deal with New Zealand to take up a position which he said he “always wanted to do”.
AllanDonald has also been allowed to explore other options while with South Africa. He is currently in India for the IPL, where he is working as Pune Warriors India bowling coach
He is the second South African bowling coach to catch the BCB’s eye. They also targeted Vincent Barnes, who was South Africa’s bowling coach for eight years from 2003, when Jamie Siddons resigned mid-2011. Barnes turned down the Bangladesh job and opted for a role at South Africa’s High Performance Centre instead.
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