Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is very confident about having former India captain Sourav Ganguly on board as batting consultant. Even though, discussions haven’t been taken place yet.

However, Ganguly will not be available before the World Cup which will be held in Australia next year, confirmed by Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief Nazmul Hasan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Ganguly led Indian Team against the Bangladesh Tigers’ in their inaugural Test and BCB is now to make strong relations with him.

Few days back, in response to Ganguly’s invitation, The BCB XI took part in the Acharya Memorial Trophy, organised as mark of Eden Gardens’ 150-year anniversary.

Now, the BCB chief is very confident about working with the batting great in future.

There is no doubt that Sourav will come, because I’ve had words with him. He himself is interested and so are we.” said Nazmul.

Earlier, the former India captain, who was in Bangladesh as a commentator for the Twenty20 World Cup in March-April this year, said that he was open to the idea of coaching the Tigers.

But later, BCB dismissed the speculations in the media over Ganguly being the next head coach for them and said the team might have him as a batting consultant instead.