Bangladesh cricket March 30, 2008

Williams' contract not extended

Cricinfo staff

Shaun Williams won't be part of the Bangladesh set-up after June ©

Shaun Williams, the Bangladesh assistant coach, has not been offered an extension to his contract, which runs out in June. Williams, who took over as coach after Dav Whatmore's resignation last year, will continue till his contract expires.

Williams went to Bangladesh as national game development manager and had played a key role with the Under-19 and A teams. He was an assistant coach with the national side during the World Cup in the West Indies, during which Bangladesh made it to the Super Eights, and registered victories over India and South Africa.

With Bangladesh not able to find a suitable replacement, Williams was appointed as interim coach for the Sri Lanka tour and the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, before fellow Australian Jamie Siddons took charge in October.

Bangladesh haven't had a great run of late, they were whitewashed in both Tests and ODIs on the tours to Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and failed to make an impact during South Africa's visit as well. They however had something to cheer with 3-0 cleansweep in the ODIs against Ireland.

Bangladesh travel to Pakistan in April for a five-match ODI series.