Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson leads the race to become the next coach of the Bangladesh cricket team as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) look to wrap up a deal in the coming days.
Former head coach, England’s Steve Rhodes was sacked following a poor World Cup, where the Tigers finished eighth.
Along with Hesson, the BCB also have shortlisted Grant Flower, Paul Farbrace, Russell Domingo and Chandika Hathurusingha.
Bangladesh’s next assignment will be against Afghanistan in a one-off Test match in less than a month.
Hesson is the man the BCB officials seem to be keen on getting, according to reports, but the first person they have interviewed is former South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Thursday.
Former England coach Andy Flower was also among those the BCB wanted but he declined the offer for the second time.
Hathurusingha - who infamously left the Bangladesh coaching job in 2017, after an abysmal tour of South Africa - is also one of the favourites to take back the role.
Although the way he left has made certain quarters of players, fans and journalists in the cricketing fraternity with mixed feelings and discontent, so that might be a possible drawback for the Sri Lankan.
The, BCB, meanwhile, was impressed with Domingo's presentation during the interview.
"We have started working with our shortlisted coaches," the BCB's media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus, said. "We have just conducted an interview with Russell Domingo, the former South Africa coach. He is a real professional. He is well qualified. He gave us a presentation about what he thinks about Bangladesh cricket. It was satisfying for the BCB.
"We will interview the rest of the coaches on our shortlist. We have two more to interview in the next few days, and then we will choose between these coaches."
Among those short-listed Farbrace has also declined the BCB’s offer for the second time with the first one from the former England assistant coach happening in March last year where Rhodes was eventually appointed as head coach.
Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are all among teams looking to find a new head coach as teams look to start afresh after the World Cup and BCB will face stiff competition from these cricket boards for their short-listed candidates.