Bangladesh news April 28, 2014

Jurgensen resigns as Bangladesh coach

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Shane Jurgensen, the Bangladesh coach, has resigned from his position less than a month after the World T20, where his team won just two out of seven matches. BCB officials, however, have not ruled out convincing him to stay till his two-year contract ends on February 2015.

BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan, effectively Jurgensen's boss, has already called it an "emotional decision" and that there will be a meeting with the coach when he arrives in the country later this week.

"Just before I entered the board's emergency meeting today, I got a letter from our head coach telling us that he has resigned," Akram said. "One of the reasons he has given is that he saw in the media that some directors have spoken against him. There was no official communication with him in this regard. I didn't expect such a letter.

"The head coach has told us that he wants to stay till the India series (in June). It seems to me that it was an emotional decision. He will come to Bangladesh, and we must discuss before we can think of taking any decisions."

There had been talk within the BCB to replace the coaches after Bangladesh's woeful home season. The team managed just one win in the Sri Lanka series, lost all four Asia Cup games and in the World T20, they could only manage wins against Afghanistan and Nepal but lost to Hong Kong.

The first such statement came from the BCB president Nazmul Hassan during the World T20, but he stopped short of suggesting that the coaching staff would be replaced, merely saying that there will be a lot of changes. In subsequent press briefings, Hassan said there was a plan to hire specialist coaches for short-term duty.

Some board directors, citing anonymity, told ESPNcricinfo recently that they are actively searching for a coach with a batting background but haven't found one. Jurgensen, a former fast bowler who represented three domestic teams in Australia, expressed his disappointment at the matter, saying he was reconsidering his position.

Akram has criticised the discussion on appointing a new coach, which he believes has affected the players and coaching staff. "I don't think people should talk in this manner. The board president will take the decision. There was no official discussion, so it doesn't help Bangladesh cricket when this sort of talk happens.

"It has happened before, which I feel has always affected the players and coaching staff. After such bad performances recently, discussions were bound to happen at all levels. But we didn't make anything official," he said.

Jurgensen bagged the two-year deal in February last year keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup. During his time as full-time head coach, Bangladesh won a Test match after four years, against Zimbabwe, and drew Tests against Sri Lanka (in Galle) and against New Zealand at home. They also drew an ODI series in Sri Lanka and blanked New Zealand 3-0.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Fast_Track_Bully on May 1, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Actually BD do not want a coach. They are able to teach even the coach!

  • Ammo666 on April 30, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    @EnglishCricket: you found a way to waste your time here right LOL! where have YOU been actually, are you still playing with your childhood memories LOL!!! you are comparing associate IRE & AFG with superior BD LOL! & they are more balanced overall than these two LOL!! BD's fast bowling only still you can say is weak enough than some other test sides... why BD can't lose to AFG & HK miraculously & bring upset??? LOL!! why Eng lost NL & why current strong WI lost to IRE??? is it because they are below standard to IRE & NL! what is your point actually LOL!!! that's reality man so don't compare BD with your below standards LOL!! BD have beaten all the test sides already more than once even though some test sides hardly faced BD! tell your great IRE & AFG to beat them all when they face then will see after playing how many matches they win one LOL!!!

  • Vikram_Maingi on April 30, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Hi, What is the itinerary for India's tour to Banglasdesh?

  • EnglishCricket on April 30, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    @Ammo666 - lol Where have you been man? look where Bangladesh are in the rankings. You guys are even below Ireland in one of them lol how can you lose to teams like Afghanistan and Hong Kong at home? what's Bangladesh record against Pakistan like? please look at the reality of Bangladesh Cricket. Bangladesh do not even have bowlers to take anywhere close to 20 test wickets to win a test match. Even in ODIs despite playing over 200 ODIs only manage to beat the top 8 about 22 times lol

  • Ammo666 on April 29, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Now Jurgensen resigns it doesn't look good for many to see...but i don't think he was actually a bad coach because he did something, he was not as good as Dave Whatmore but still he was not bad because may be BD lost recently few very close matches but it was not from him actually i can say..anyway i hope even a better coach this time which suits all in improving more and more & that also must be with a much much better domestic structure if BD eager's to win consistently with top most test teams.

    @EnglishCricket: BD is a very ordinary team????? If you are not joking then IRE & AFG they are below standard to BD that is the actual reality!you can never say this confidently that if IRE & AFG were BD's place they would have been more than 5 times better to BD writing all these you are just wasting your time so better use it well mate & be fair:) only won 4 test match..playing test since 14 years..this & that! these all are now your childhood memories..so think of current betterment ok!

  • Allen.Arendtsz on April 29, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    They lost all their matches against Sri Lanka, they only manage to draw one test match.

  • on April 29, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Getting the best coaches might not be the only solution for Bangladesh Cricket. As far as my experience is concern about Bangladesh Cricket we got develop a standard school cricket (not the one is going on), hunting and coaching in District level with proper cricket facility and in the cricket board the operations should be run by skilled professionals instead to term based director (many of them don't have any cricket knowledge).

  • EnglishCricket on April 29, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    Bangladesh are a very ordinary team and their Cricket structure as a whole is very unprofessional. Only 4 test wins (all against depleted sides) in 80+ test matches says an awful lot on the state of the team sadly. I'm sure if teams like Ireland and Afghanistan has had as much time as Bangladesh they would've been more than 5 times as good compared to Bangladesh. Despite 14 years of full status, Bangladesh are yet to produce a batsman that can regularly score 100s and average over 40 and a fast bowler that has a bowling average below 30 speaks for itself obviously subject to at least 40 innings or more. Why can't Bangladesh fans see your team reality? sorry good luck :)"

  • akashhaque on April 29, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    Dravid should be the first option as head coach for BD, next option should be Ganguly. We really need orthodox batting technique learning from the best orthodox batsman. Our players faces a big language barrier with overseas coaches.Moreover subcontinent coaches would be able to understand the mind of our players better than anybody. We should go for one bowling coach and fielding coach for the team. Option of BCCB president to bring specilized famous players for short period to show the method could be oky as well. Above all we need one analyst, who will study the video footage of opponent players and find out the strength and weaknesses.all the best BD cricket!!!

  • nothingnew on April 29, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @Arunramachandran Krishnan you are wrong man . Sriram didn't compare BD bowlers with others. qazi255 is the man who compare BD bowlers with others . Hire ROY DIAS from sri lanka . He would be good coaches for you . He is good with techniques . If Bangaladesh Cricket brings good first class cricket in domestically . you can find good players very soon . BD players are really good . But their attitude are not for the international levels . change their attitudes and bring them to IC. good luck for BD cricket

  • Fast_Track_Bully on May 1, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Actually BD do not want a coach. They are able to teach even the coach!

  • Ammo666 on April 30, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    @EnglishCricket: you found a way to waste your time here right LOL! where have YOU been actually, are you still playing with your childhood memories LOL!!! you are comparing associate IRE & AFG with superior BD LOL! & they are more balanced overall than these two LOL!! BD's fast bowling only still you can say is weak enough than some other test sides... why BD can't lose to AFG & HK miraculously & bring upset??? LOL!! why Eng lost NL & why current strong WI lost to IRE??? is it because they are below standard to IRE & NL! what is your point actually LOL!!! that's reality man so don't compare BD with your below standards LOL!! BD have beaten all the test sides already more than once even though some test sides hardly faced BD! tell your great IRE & AFG to beat them all when they face then will see after playing how many matches they win one LOL!!!

  • Vikram_Maingi on April 30, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Hi, What is the itinerary for India's tour to Banglasdesh?

  • EnglishCricket on April 30, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    @Ammo666 - lol Where have you been man? look where Bangladesh are in the rankings. You guys are even below Ireland in one of them lol how can you lose to teams like Afghanistan and Hong Kong at home? what's Bangladesh record against Pakistan like? please look at the reality of Bangladesh Cricket. Bangladesh do not even have bowlers to take anywhere close to 20 test wickets to win a test match. Even in ODIs despite playing over 200 ODIs only manage to beat the top 8 about 22 times lol

  • Ammo666 on April 29, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Now Jurgensen resigns it doesn't look good for many to see...but i don't think he was actually a bad coach because he did something, he was not as good as Dave Whatmore but still he was not bad because may be BD lost recently few very close matches but it was not from him actually i can say..anyway i hope even a better coach this time which suits all in improving more and more & that also must be with a much much better domestic structure if BD eager's to win consistently with top most test teams.

    @EnglishCricket: BD is a very ordinary team????? If you are not joking then IRE & AFG they are below standard to BD that is the actual reality!you can never say this confidently that if IRE & AFG were BD's place they would have been more than 5 times better to BD writing all these you are just wasting your time so better use it well mate & be fair:) only won 4 test match..playing test since 14 years..this & that! these all are now your childhood memories..so think of current betterment ok!

  • Allen.Arendtsz on April 29, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    They lost all their matches against Sri Lanka, they only manage to draw one test match.

  • on April 29, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    Getting the best coaches might not be the only solution for Bangladesh Cricket. As far as my experience is concern about Bangladesh Cricket we got develop a standard school cricket (not the one is going on), hunting and coaching in District level with proper cricket facility and in the cricket board the operations should be run by skilled professionals instead to term based director (many of them don't have any cricket knowledge).

  • EnglishCricket on April 29, 2014, 9:03 GMT

    Bangladesh are a very ordinary team and their Cricket structure as a whole is very unprofessional. Only 4 test wins (all against depleted sides) in 80+ test matches says an awful lot on the state of the team sadly. I'm sure if teams like Ireland and Afghanistan has had as much time as Bangladesh they would've been more than 5 times as good compared to Bangladesh. Despite 14 years of full status, Bangladesh are yet to produce a batsman that can regularly score 100s and average over 40 and a fast bowler that has a bowling average below 30 speaks for itself obviously subject to at least 40 innings or more. Why can't Bangladesh fans see your team reality? sorry good luck :)"

  • akashhaque on April 29, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    Dravid should be the first option as head coach for BD, next option should be Ganguly. We really need orthodox batting technique learning from the best orthodox batsman. Our players faces a big language barrier with overseas coaches.Moreover subcontinent coaches would be able to understand the mind of our players better than anybody. We should go for one bowling coach and fielding coach for the team. Option of BCCB president to bring specilized famous players for short period to show the method could be oky as well. Above all we need one analyst, who will study the video footage of opponent players and find out the strength and weaknesses.all the best BD cricket!!!

  • nothingnew on April 29, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @Arunramachandran Krishnan you are wrong man . Sriram didn't compare BD bowlers with others. qazi255 is the man who compare BD bowlers with others . Hire ROY DIAS from sri lanka . He would be good coaches for you . He is good with techniques . If Bangaladesh Cricket brings good first class cricket in domestically . you can find good players very soon . BD players are really good . But their attitude are not for the international levels . change their attitudes and bring them to IC. good luck for BD cricket

  • on April 29, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    Bangladesh should get Javed Miandad as their coach.

  • on April 29, 2014, 2:22 GMT

    Trouble with Bangladesh is a case of too many cooks spoiling the soup. I think it is time that Asian nations realize that the recruitment of English and Aussie coaches is not the panacea for the ills withing the cricket establishments. What Asians need are not these coaches but their own. With or without foreign coaches India/Sri Lanka and Pakistan have won many world cups. Time to start believing in your home talent.

  • on April 28, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    Doesn't matter who we bring as a coach...the end result will be the SAME. As long as we don't improve the first class and domestic level infrastructure and players don't change their attitude toward the game NOTHING will change...as simple as that

  • on April 28, 2014, 21:55 GMT

    Bring in Whatmore BCB. He is a better coach than any other that you are seeking. Not to mention, BCB directors do not show any respect to any of the coaching stuffs.

  • Newlandsfaithful on April 28, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    There seems to be so much pressure to get good results against the top notch teams - and most of the time it's just not realistic. I think everybody around the world respects Bangladesh cricket more than Bangladeshis do themselves. The team tries hard. There is real talent. But still they dont quite have the composure or the firepower of the top teams. I feel the team (with a coach) just need to be allowed the opportunity to develop themselves into the forceful team they can be. Pressure will solve nothing.

  • on April 28, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    mr sriram dont compare bangladesh bowlers with others

  • on April 28, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    Aminul Islam BulBul could be appointed as head coach.

  • Shajadul on April 28, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Sourav Ganguli along with few other specialists can be a very effective coaching team for BD. Jurgensen didn't do that well for the team strength building and adapting proper mindset for the players.

  • on April 28, 2014, 17:52 GMT

    Posted by qazi255 on (April 28, 2014, 15:25 GMT) I feel that BD needs no coach they are already very good , we just need a strong mind captain so Al-Amin can be made our captain as he is showing world class fast bowling if your compare him with other fast bowlers like Juniad , jhonson , styne we can easily see Al-Amin is way superior to all . - This easily is the post of the century..

  • QTS_ on April 28, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    Is Dav Whatmore available again?

  • British_North_America on April 28, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    That's a relief.We do not need this man.But we may bring Jamie Siddons.He is loyal to Bangladesh.

  • qazi255 on April 28, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    I feel that BD needs no coach they are already very good , we just need a strong mind captain so Al-Amin can be made our captain as he is showing world class fast bowling if your compare him with other fast bowlers like Juniad , jhonson , styne we can easily see Al-Amin is way superior to all .

  • on April 28, 2014, 15:10 GMT

    sourav Ganguli is good choice

  • on April 28, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    How much time does BD need to buck the trend of getting whipped by the big boys? They need a captain who can lead and two to three players who can be his flanking commanders on the field.

  • on April 28, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    If learner can not learn or keep in mind what they learn from teacher and forget such as jelly fish none could help those students. bd most of the bd players are like jelly fish and extraordinary faciniating none can help them. they are such a team who win only when opponent made extreme mistake.

  • on April 28, 2014, 14:39 GMT

    BD need not to replace coach but they need to replace their emotional captain who continuously put pressure on batsmen with his aggressive statements. BTW No coach can do any good if the players of the team playing for their spot in playing eleven :)

  • on April 28, 2014, 13:23 GMT

    BCB should try Ganguly for the post. Bangladesh needs someone to inspire them.

  • imtiiii on April 28, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    jurgensen good luck for your future....whatever you did for us last few years for that thank you so much with respect.but now we need to focus on a batting coach for our team to upgrade teams capablity.

  • poorpatriot on April 28, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Try Sachin to be the coach ..... ;-)

  • on April 28, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    I hope no Pakistani is going to be our coach. The idea of having a sub-continent coach will not work in my view

  • on April 28, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    I think Shane should still be the bowling coach, while Sourav Ganguly could be head coach. I prefer to keep Shane cause he seems to be friendly with players and could understand the boys easily. I think if his workload is reduced and he only takes care of bowlers only, he could bring some result. I think Richard M. is a big loss. He knew some of these players during they age group days.

  • googly.com on April 28, 2014, 12:11 GMT

    All of you who say he's done a good job don't really know what you are talking about. With the current set up no coach could do a good job as they have little or no impact due to other meddlers. The team perform sporadically well as any team would with the few extremely talented individuals they have and this, I would suggest, has very little to do with the coach. This meddling needs to change so the new coach has a chance to make a real difference.

  • BARFI on April 28, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    @justanotherfan13: Very well said. You are a good person who can admit it and understand it.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 28, 2014, 11:51 GMT

    Sacking coach was never gonna solve our problem. We should concentrate on the mentality of our players. None of them believed that they can win so how are they gonna win anything. A coach can teach you how to play but a coach is not going to play for you on the field. We should choose coaches from Bangladesh. Aminul Islam could be our main coach. Get Pilot as fielding coach. Lets take people from our own country who can help us rather than going for coaches from other countries. We have a series against India soon and than we will be going to WI. We better start doing well now so far this year has been pathetic. We need to start winning and having this sort of problem is not going to help us

  • justanotherfan13 on April 28, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    My cousin and I had a private tutor, who gave more attentions to me (as I needed it). End of the year my cousin got 93% in maths and where as i failed miserably. My parents were wise enough not to blame our tutor.

  • CricketChat on April 28, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    I think only a coach from the sub-continent, preferably from Pak and an ex-international level batsman with prior coaching experience, will suit BD team needs. He will understand the culture, mental make up and communication needs of BD players. It is well known how Rashid Latif from Pak lifted Afghan cricket from associate level to competing at international ODI and T20 level. BD needs someone like him. Good luck.

  • FawltyBean on April 28, 2014, 11:33 GMT

    Bangladesh bounced back in the second test against SL because of the flat track they prepared, otherwise it would've been another loss.

  • on April 28, 2014, 11:31 GMT

    I think Gangualy will be our next coach as he has already shown his will to become head coach of BD team.

  • googly.com on April 28, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    Was never going to last, even if he was a good coach which is clearly very much in question he wouldn't have been able to have an impact due to the way cricket is run in Bangladesh. Coaches need to be given more control - a clear case of too many chiefs and not enough Indians!!!! The next man to take the job needs to be a stronger character than Jurgensen and make sure he's the man in control and that he is never undermined by others involved either on the board or in the dressing room.

  • Baundele on April 28, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    Let us get one thing clear: the BCB did not make Shane Jurgenson a scapegoat, he resigned by himself, because the team failed. BCB is already in enough trouble because of McInnes resignation. I wish he could stay; but clearly the players do not listen to him.

  • on April 28, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    I feel good for Shane. He certainly worked hard and the results at the beginning of his tenure spoke for themselves. BCB was looking for someone to blame and expectantly it was to be Shane despite his sincere efforts. Ominous for Bangladesh Cricket really, each time we take a step forward, we go two steps back due to the incompetence of our heavily political driven board. Their inapt handling of matters puts immense pressure on players and fans alike.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on April 28, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Here's another Scapegoat resigned himself. Jurgo did great job for BD in 2012 & 13. BD won convincingly vs WI just after Caribbeans WT20 triumph & for the first time in BD history tigers drew several tests vs SL & NZ within 1 year. BD is already a competitive side in ODI since 2010 despite some upsets vs associates. They were becoming a better side in Test (at least capable of playing 5 days regularly) under supervision of Jurgo. Now they'll seat back again. Now they've to adjust with new coach which seemed tough for Bangali players over the decades. Hope BCB can find a "High Profile" one according to their wish. But not so easily. BD head coach job is less attractive than IPL or BBL teams' job in this franchise T20 era. May b BCB need to appoint an interim coach for few months for this reason & Aminul Islam can b an option for them.

  • Dream.Bridge on April 28, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    All I want to see is AMINUL ISLAM BULBUL taking the position as the head coach of the national team...please,no more international coaches, a request to BCB.

  • on April 28, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    I am really worried the way BD cricket is going. No 5 years future plan or something constructive for root level cricket development like cricket academy. The standard of national cricket is not improving at all. If this way BD cricket goes i am afraid may be after 10 years we will be in the same position like right now

  • Aroundthelegsgoogly on April 28, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    The next coach will be sacked as well. Because the problem isn't with the coach - it's with the application in task of the players. When they go out in the middle, their legs start shivering with the weight of expectant Bangla fans and they implode on themselves. Mental strength is not easy for a coach to bring out in a player. That said what Bangla need is a hypnotherapist.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 28, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    It was unfortunate. BCB was looking for a scapegoat and he didnt give them the opportunity to make him the scapegoat. Good Luck to Shane. He has done a good job with us. We had poor 4 months and everyone forgot what we have achieved when he was our coach.

  • Masud_BITK on April 28, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Shane you did NOT do so badly in BD. However, Bangladesh requires long term plan but not just for series by series. Players are coming but need to understand our poor cricket infrastructure. When I go to Bangladesh, I have no place to practice for cricket. In Dhaka, it is simply a unplanned city, kids are mostly unfit. In Australia/UK/NZ, you can have ground like Dhaka stadium in a suburb. I am not bluffing, it is the fact. Australia can build three teams like Bangladesh whereas India can make at least 5 teams. It does not mean that we are bad, it means we need to develop backup players who can make average 40 plus at any pitch. To do so, we need grounds on each and every school and villages one each at least, international facilities at district / upazilla level and then competitive tournament in every schools including Madrasah and Girls school. Morever, we need hard ball practice from the bottom level, as Australian kids start at age 10 with Kookaburra balls. Then be No 1.

  • on April 28, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Too bad. His success with the Age group & Academy will be written in golden ink in BD cricket history. His National level campaign was mixed feelings & not quite successful as the formers. But we'll love & respect him always.

  • Baundele on April 28, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    I think, Jurgenson was a good coach. However, some of the senior players let the team down, and they did not take any responsibility for it. Bangladesh may approach Gangualy or Warne for the coaching job. Both of these guys are strong characters, good motivators, and have wonderful careers as players behind them. They will earn the respect of our non-performing superstar players, who are unmanageable at the moment.

  • Masking_Tape on April 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    People give him credit for the good series, but then wonder why he's being sacked for the bad series/tournaments. Either you give him credit as well as the blame or you do neither. Can't have it both ways.

    IMO, Bangladesh won those series, not because of him, was mostly because of the in form players. He had no real hand behind it. The ship was on cruise control. Need someone who will take charge.

  • Rafelgibt on April 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    It was the only bad news left for us.Now, the obvious disaster of Bangladesh cricket is fully completed.Best wishes are always there for Jurgensen.I think for this sort period of time before the WC 2015 former Bangladeshi Captain and star player AMINUL ISLAM BULBUL would be the right person to be chosen.He has vast experience of the game as a PLAYER, Administrative Staff and COACH.

  • on April 28, 2014, 8:56 GMT

    Jurgenson was really doing a great job! Epic series triumph against WI, NZ and overseas draw vs SL was achieved under his regime. Three poor performed series by the off-form players put the coach under axe. He should have continued till WC2015! Now, if Bangladesh face failure in WC2015, the new coach will say " I didn't get enough time to work with the team" (and yeah, less than 1 year will certainly be a short time for the new man)

  • Warm_Coffee on April 28, 2014, 8:41 GMT

    He knew he was going to get sacked anyway but I don't blame him and the others that have resigned since its no secret there are always problems between administrators of board and coaching staff. No wonder the team hasn't really progressed.

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  • Warm_Coffee on April 28, 2014, 8:41 GMT

    He knew he was going to get sacked anyway but I don't blame him and the others that have resigned since its no secret there are always problems between administrators of board and coaching staff. No wonder the team hasn't really progressed.

  • on April 28, 2014, 8:56 GMT

    Jurgenson was really doing a great job! Epic series triumph against WI, NZ and overseas draw vs SL was achieved under his regime. Three poor performed series by the off-form players put the coach under axe. He should have continued till WC2015! Now, if Bangladesh face failure in WC2015, the new coach will say " I didn't get enough time to work with the team" (and yeah, less than 1 year will certainly be a short time for the new man)

  • Rafelgibt on April 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    It was the only bad news left for us.Now, the obvious disaster of Bangladesh cricket is fully completed.Best wishes are always there for Jurgensen.I think for this sort period of time before the WC 2015 former Bangladeshi Captain and star player AMINUL ISLAM BULBUL would be the right person to be chosen.He has vast experience of the game as a PLAYER, Administrative Staff and COACH.

  • Masking_Tape on April 28, 2014, 9:06 GMT

    People give him credit for the good series, but then wonder why he's being sacked for the bad series/tournaments. Either you give him credit as well as the blame or you do neither. Can't have it both ways.

    IMO, Bangladesh won those series, not because of him, was mostly because of the in form players. He had no real hand behind it. The ship was on cruise control. Need someone who will take charge.

  • Baundele on April 28, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    I think, Jurgenson was a good coach. However, some of the senior players let the team down, and they did not take any responsibility for it. Bangladesh may approach Gangualy or Warne for the coaching job. Both of these guys are strong characters, good motivators, and have wonderful careers as players behind them. They will earn the respect of our non-performing superstar players, who are unmanageable at the moment.

  • on April 28, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Too bad. His success with the Age group & Academy will be written in golden ink in BD cricket history. His National level campaign was mixed feelings & not quite successful as the formers. But we'll love & respect him always.

  • Masud_BITK on April 28, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Shane you did NOT do so badly in BD. However, Bangladesh requires long term plan but not just for series by series. Players are coming but need to understand our poor cricket infrastructure. When I go to Bangladesh, I have no place to practice for cricket. In Dhaka, it is simply a unplanned city, kids are mostly unfit. In Australia/UK/NZ, you can have ground like Dhaka stadium in a suburb. I am not bluffing, it is the fact. Australia can build three teams like Bangladesh whereas India can make at least 5 teams. It does not mean that we are bad, it means we need to develop backup players who can make average 40 plus at any pitch. To do so, we need grounds on each and every school and villages one each at least, international facilities at district / upazilla level and then competitive tournament in every schools including Madrasah and Girls school. Morever, we need hard ball practice from the bottom level, as Australian kids start at age 10 with Kookaburra balls. Then be No 1.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 28, 2014, 9:37 GMT

    It was unfortunate. BCB was looking for a scapegoat and he didnt give them the opportunity to make him the scapegoat. Good Luck to Shane. He has done a good job with us. We had poor 4 months and everyone forgot what we have achieved when he was our coach.

  • Aroundthelegsgoogly on April 28, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    The next coach will be sacked as well. Because the problem isn't with the coach - it's with the application in task of the players. When they go out in the middle, their legs start shivering with the weight of expectant Bangla fans and they implode on themselves. Mental strength is not easy for a coach to bring out in a player. That said what Bangla need is a hypnotherapist.

  • on April 28, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    I am really worried the way BD cricket is going. No 5 years future plan or something constructive for root level cricket development like cricket academy. The standard of national cricket is not improving at all. If this way BD cricket goes i am afraid may be after 10 years we will be in the same position like right now