Bangladesh news October 7, 2011

Jurgensen appointed Bangladesh bowling coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian Shane Jurgensen has been appointed Bangladesh's bowling coach of the Bangladesh national team. Jurgensen, 35, has agreed to a contract which would keep him with the Bangladesh team until June 2013, and is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Sunday.

"Jurgensen is a vastly experienced bowling specialist," said BCB Chief Executive Manzur Ahmed. "He has also had an accomplished cricket career and his input would be extremely important for our cricketers."

Jurgensen was New Zealand's bowling coach between 2008 and 2010 and had also recently been a coach on New Zealand Cricket's high performance programme. He has coached for nearly 15 years at a number of different levels since his first trip to the United Kingdom with Horsham Cricket Club at the age of 21.

Something of a journeyman cricketer during his playing days in Australian state cricket, Jurgensen played for Western Australia and Tasmania before winning a place at his home state Queensland.

While playing for Tasmania, he was the first cricketer in history to take 10 wickets or more in a Sheffield Shield Final in March 2002, and was also the first to take a first-class hat-trick at the Bellerive Oval.