New coffee chain Love Coffee is stepping into the gap left by BB’s Coffee & Muffins, with a goal for 25 outlets by the end of the year. Former BB’s Coffee & Muffins franchisee Shashi Patel, of DJ & C Foods, is planning to roll out the new chain in shopping centre locations across the UK.Patel formerly had 13 BB’s outlets, which are now in the process of being rebranded as Love Coffee, and the firm has already opened two additional stores in Woking.“When BB’s went into administration, we felt it was an opportunity to do our own thing,” explained Patel. “Our target is to have 25 cafés by the end of the year. We have purchased two of BB’s sites from the administrators and are also looking at brand new sites.”The cafés offer a range of sandwiches and muffins, freshly made in-store, as well as the company’s own blend of coffee, sourced from Nairobi Coffee Company. The firm has sites throughout Cheshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire.
WEST Indies great and Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh has warned that the bowling conditions in Britain will make the upcoming World Cup a tough test for the South Asian side.The 10-team tournament will run from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales.“It will be a big challenge,” Walsh told reporters in Dhaka. “There are going to be some good cricket wickets, which are batting-friendly. We have to be intelligent, and try to execute well.“We have to read the conditions and the surfaces we play. Some places the ball might swing more than the others. We have to assess when we get there.”Walsh, who played four World Cups for the West Indies between 1987 and 1999, tipped the bowlers to rely on their variations to be successful.“Most of the wickets will be docile and flat. We have to work on our variations and execution,” he said.“Everybody studies one another these days. So they know our strengths and weaknesses. Likewise, we also know theirs.”Walsh will be overseeing a Bangladesh pace bowling unit already grappling with injury problems.The Caribbean star revealed that three of his five charges – Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin – were injured.“We need to get them back into bowling, within the right frame of mind, and be sharp enough to do a bit of bowling in Ireland and be ready for the World Cup,” he said.Bangladesh, who will also open their campaign against South Africa on June 2 at the Oval, will play a tri-nation tournament in Ireland involving the hosts and West Indies in May as part of their build-up for the World Cup.