Shane Bond has confirmed his interest in the national bowling coach role.
It is a job with his name on it, provided he puts his name forward.
"I am interested [in the role]," he said yesterday.
However, Bond, 37, said he wanted to see the job description before fully committing himself and talking publicly about his credentials.
The only other New Zealand contender would be Otago coach Vaughn Johnson, widely regarded as the best active bowling coach in the land.
Johnson has had the role previously under former coach John Bracewell.
He said yesterday he was committed to Otago and would not be applying.
The national bowling position became available on Monday when Australian Damien Wright resigned for what were understood to be family reasons.
Realistically, the only question mark for Bond and New Zealand Cricket is whether the timing is right.
Chris Martin, Jacob Oram and Kyle Mills are former team-mates of Bond and, in some cases, close friends, not exactly an ideal scenario but one that may have to be overlooked.
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