Bangladesh news May 10, 2012

Richard Pybus to interview for Bangladesh coach

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Richard Pybus, the former Pakistan coach, has been shortlisted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as a candidate to coach the national team and will be interviewed on Friday. The board is also set to interview two other candidates later - Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell and former New Zealand batsman and coach Mark Greatbatch.

Pybus arrived in Dhaka on Thursday night with the interview expected to take place the following day. Newell's lack of international exposure and Greatbatch's coaching record might work against them. Pybus hasn't coached an international side since 2003 but his early arrival is a sign of the BCB's intentions. ESPNcricinfo understands he has a better chance of getting the job.

The selection process is different this time with the BCB deciding to interview foreign candidates, unlike Dav Whatmore, Jamie Siddons and Stuart Law, who were not interviewed.

"We have made a shortlist of three to four candidates. We will be calling them shortly for interviews and if we like the coach, we will finalise him," BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus told ESPNcricinfo. "We will only decide after speaking to the coaches."

Pybus, who took up coaching in his mid-twenties, was appointed Pakistan coach for their 1999 World Cup campaign while at Border, before returning to the South African provincial side. He coached Pakistan again until the 2003 World Cup and had stints with Titans and Cape Cobras (South Africa), and Middlesex. He was with Cobras until March 2012 and was also linked to the South Africa job last year.

Newell also remained in the picture after emerging as the first candidate last week. It was learned the BCB were still in talks with him.

Greatbatch, a former opening batsman who played 41 Tests for New Zealand, has a mixed record as coach after retiring in 1998. He had stints at home (Central Districts) and with Warwickshire, and was also the New Zealand coach when they were beaten 4-0 by Bangladesh in 2010. John Wright replaced him the same year.

Edited by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Mohammad Isam is senior sports reporter at the Daily Star in Dhaka

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  • on May 12, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    @justanotherfan13 , you are 100% right. India did nothing for us. No inspiration for them. They want to dominate us from all slides. They did not send any player in BPL and dont support us improving. So, we have to develop our own. We kicked India two times(2007 World cup, 2012 Asia cup). And we hope, again we can do it. Everybody in Bangladesh is feel sorry for shakib and tamim and dont support them for future IPL instead of county. Play in county. Dont like to get support from Indians.

  • Praxis on May 11, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    This article is about the new coach for Bangladesh cricket team, how & why Indian cricket & fans got into the comment thread?

  • on May 11, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    There were lot of other coaches, i really dont see any point interviewing Pybus!!!

  • on May 11, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    Bangladesh needs to improve their domestic league and offer more incentives to individuals to pursue Cricket in the country. Many young people in Bangladesh are bit hesitant to pursue becoming a professional Cricket player due to uncertainties. They grow up in a competitive academic environment, where they are asked to work harder to improve their grades, instead of wasting time trying to become a professional Cricketer. Furthermore, Bangladesh should seek to play many international matches as possible, which will help gain experience to the players and expose them to different playing condition. Lastly, if you love the game of Cricket than national boundaries should not matter and you should not stoop to petty abuse to display your respective countries illusion of superiority.

  • muatasim_bd on May 11, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    @sachin_champ we didn't say that india is bad in test matches. we were saying about the early days that india used to struggle in test matches when they started in 1932 and finally they had to wait in the year of 1952 to win their first test against england and on the other hand bangladesh made debut in 2000 and had to wait in 2005 to win. i am not comparing india and bangladesh here. what im trying to say is that do u have any idea how long does it take to be a strong team. india has come this far because they have been playing cricket for so long and their cricket is 60-70 years older than bangladesh. so, bangladesh is obviously a kid when you compare with india. today all the strong teams you are seeing like pakistan, sri lanka, australia, south africa west indies etc. none of them became strong overnight. i hope you understand that

  • ATIMAYANK on May 11, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth Hey thanks for bringing that up.. Since those teams where Indians played for even defetated Australia and West Indies. SO in effect India defeated all the sides back then in test cricket and Bangladesh is yet to beat even 50% of the test sides.. And in all these years India has won 2 World 50 over WC's and 1 t20 WC and also been test number 1, completing a triplet which is yet to be achieved by any other side. Not even Australia or England have won all three. And regarding white washes then, England and Aussies have also been whitewahsed many times.. In recent memory a 2-0 drubbing by India in tests.

    What has your bangladesh done? being beaten by a non test playing nation like Zimbabwe?

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 11, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    A big LOL! What's indian fans doing here? I know indian fans are jealous because Bangladesh is going to get a top notch coach this time!!! And what India got? Fletcher? LMAO ver poor indeed. Please India support your younger brother Bd and no jealousy Lord_Dravid.

  • on May 11, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    @maddy20 Since when did Dale steyn become Indian?? LOLZZ 0.0 :P

  • sachin_champ on May 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    @All BD guys : who believes India is bad in test matches then want to share some states : India played total 455 test matches and lost 140 / won 120 / draw 225 . So what is the losing percentage 30.8 % . , winning percentage is 26.7 % , and draw 43% . So I don't think a team who lost only 30 % of their matches are bad . And guys who are comparing India with BD ... they are just wasting their time . IF some is saying over India on their first match after 20 years ,then you guys must know about the fact , from 1930-1949( 20 years ) India played 19 test matches and lost 12 and dawn 7 test matches . Now BD team has played 75 Test matches ( 2000-2012) and drawn only 6 matches out of 75 ...ha ha ha ... n in this modern era with all the facilities and coaching stuff , gym , software and bla bla . You guys have only a big mouth and nothing else . A team who won 3 matches and draw 6 out of 75 , don't deserve to play Test matches .

  • on May 11, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    ATIMAYANK you need history lesson mate. Bangladesh was never "India"

  • on May 12, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    @justanotherfan13 , you are 100% right. India did nothing for us. No inspiration for them. They want to dominate us from all slides. They did not send any player in BPL and dont support us improving. So, we have to develop our own. We kicked India two times(2007 World cup, 2012 Asia cup). And we hope, again we can do it. Everybody in Bangladesh is feel sorry for shakib and tamim and dont support them for future IPL instead of county. Play in county. Dont like to get support from Indians.

  • Praxis on May 11, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    This article is about the new coach for Bangladesh cricket team, how & why Indian cricket & fans got into the comment thread?

  • on May 11, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    There were lot of other coaches, i really dont see any point interviewing Pybus!!!

  • on May 11, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    Bangladesh needs to improve their domestic league and offer more incentives to individuals to pursue Cricket in the country. Many young people in Bangladesh are bit hesitant to pursue becoming a professional Cricket player due to uncertainties. They grow up in a competitive academic environment, where they are asked to work harder to improve their grades, instead of wasting time trying to become a professional Cricketer. Furthermore, Bangladesh should seek to play many international matches as possible, which will help gain experience to the players and expose them to different playing condition. Lastly, if you love the game of Cricket than national boundaries should not matter and you should not stoop to petty abuse to display your respective countries illusion of superiority.

  • muatasim_bd on May 11, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    @sachin_champ we didn't say that india is bad in test matches. we were saying about the early days that india used to struggle in test matches when they started in 1932 and finally they had to wait in the year of 1952 to win their first test against england and on the other hand bangladesh made debut in 2000 and had to wait in 2005 to win. i am not comparing india and bangladesh here. what im trying to say is that do u have any idea how long does it take to be a strong team. india has come this far because they have been playing cricket for so long and their cricket is 60-70 years older than bangladesh. so, bangladesh is obviously a kid when you compare with india. today all the strong teams you are seeing like pakistan, sri lanka, australia, south africa west indies etc. none of them became strong overnight. i hope you understand that

  • ATIMAYANK on May 11, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth Hey thanks for bringing that up.. Since those teams where Indians played for even defetated Australia and West Indies. SO in effect India defeated all the sides back then in test cricket and Bangladesh is yet to beat even 50% of the test sides.. And in all these years India has won 2 World 50 over WC's and 1 t20 WC and also been test number 1, completing a triplet which is yet to be achieved by any other side. Not even Australia or England have won all three. And regarding white washes then, England and Aussies have also been whitewahsed many times.. In recent memory a 2-0 drubbing by India in tests.

    What has your bangladesh done? being beaten by a non test playing nation like Zimbabwe?

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 11, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    A big LOL! What's indian fans doing here? I know indian fans are jealous because Bangladesh is going to get a top notch coach this time!!! And what India got? Fletcher? LMAO ver poor indeed. Please India support your younger brother Bd and no jealousy Lord_Dravid.

  • on May 11, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    @maddy20 Since when did Dale steyn become Indian?? LOLZZ 0.0 :P

  • sachin_champ on May 11, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    @All BD guys : who believes India is bad in test matches then want to share some states : India played total 455 test matches and lost 140 / won 120 / draw 225 . So what is the losing percentage 30.8 % . , winning percentage is 26.7 % , and draw 43% . So I don't think a team who lost only 30 % of their matches are bad . And guys who are comparing India with BD ... they are just wasting their time . IF some is saying over India on their first match after 20 years ,then you guys must know about the fact , from 1930-1949( 20 years ) India played 19 test matches and lost 12 and dawn 7 test matches . Now BD team has played 75 Test matches ( 2000-2012) and drawn only 6 matches out of 75 ...ha ha ha ... n in this modern era with all the facilities and coaching stuff , gym , software and bla bla . You guys have only a big mouth and nothing else . A team who won 3 matches and draw 6 out of 75 , don't deserve to play Test matches .

  • on May 11, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    ATIMAYANK you need history lesson mate. Bangladesh was never "India"

  • justanotherfan13 on May 11, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    There is no comparison between BD and Ind. It is very sad that Bangladesh's neighboring country (the country that helped and recognized Bangladesh during 1971 war) is the only test playing country who did not invite them for a test series. Indians or Indian players never made any inspirational comments about them like SA do for Zim, Eng do for Ireland. I do not get it.

  • Marshal_of_the_Truth on May 11, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    @ATIMAYANK: FYI Since Your India was Directly Ruled By British Kingdom and Many Indian Players (Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji for Example) Played for English Team before 1932, so that India is Playing Test Cricket for {(1932-1877)+(2012-1932)=(55+80)= 135 Years...and Still they haven't achieved anything Glorious except getting their knees faltering by watching Green Pitch and 140 KM/Hr Pace Bowl Outside of Sub-Continent. ;)

  • ATIMAYANK on May 11, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    @Hasan Shahriar Tanveer. FYI bangladesh was also India from 1932 - 1947 so in that essence Bnagladesh has been playing cricket for 15+12 years=27.. and still they havent achieved anything substantail ;)

  • on May 11, 2012, 7:31 GMT

    Richard Pybus will be a good coach of Bangladesh I hope. But I would be more happy if could select John Buchanon.

  • muatasim_bd on May 11, 2012, 7:29 GMT

    @maddy20 for your kind information bangladesh got odi status in the year of 2000 and it is true that bangladesh made odi debut in 1986 but from 1986 to 2000 they hardly played around 20-22 matches. you tell me which full member team plays only 20-22 matches in 15 years?. u should understand one thing that is with respect all the top teams including india have been playing cricket around 60-70 years. what would you say about sri lanka the team who participated in the first ever world cup tournament in 1975 but they failed to reach in the 2nd round in 5 consecutive world cup tournaments but they have come and won the 1996 world cup directly. so, they have been playing cricket for almost 40 years now but it took them 20-25 years to establish as a strong team. Bangladesh played 4 world cups only (1999,2003,2007,2011) where they managed to reach 2nd round in 2007 and you are right about one thing is you cant compare india and bangladesh just like you cant compare mercedes and tata

  • aasife_gong on May 11, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    sachin_champ and Lord_Dravid seem to be right. India needs Pybus more than BD, poor fellas can't win outside India... :(

  • maddy20 on May 11, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    @muatasim_bd You are comparing India under British rule to the present era which is both absurd and silly. Post independence records show that India won the World Cup with in 9 ears after we started playing ODIs defeating formidable teams like Australia, England and West Indies. Also regarding your quote that India won only one WC in last 28 years, just so you know winning a WC is no cakewalk. Only 3 countries have managed to win it more than once. Since mighty Bangladesh has not even made it to the semi-finals of any Worldcup(let alone winning it) in 21 years of ODI cricket. Out of 24 ODIs between the two sides you have won 3 and lost 21. Comparing India to Bangladesh, is like comparing Dale Steyn to Mashrafe Mortaza!

  • jony0089 on May 11, 2012, 2:18 GMT

    Bangladesh should looks Beven, Lehmann and Trevor Bayliss....Best Coaches

  • on May 11, 2012, 1:45 GMT

    Bangladesh will become one of the strongest team by couplop years no dout, but they definitely need to play more test , its unfair when team lyk india australia playing international match almost everyday but bangladesh dont get a chance to play that much match ,

  • on May 11, 2012, 0:44 GMT

    i think john wright will be great coach for bangladesh , these days cricket just took over bu bignation lyk england , india , australia , where they playing international cricket almost everyday , but thy dont wanna give chance to nation who is developing on cricket , team lyk ireland netherland kenya deserve more chamce , and of course bangladesh should play more test bcz they are soon to become another world strongest team by couplop years

  • Omarrz on May 10, 2012, 20:52 GMT

    So, it's like you take ours, we'll take yours?

    Hint: Whatmore and Pybus

  • muatasim_bd on May 10, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    @ Lord_Dravid did you forget that india had to wait 20 years to win their first test cricket and if you dont believe it then go and check hindustan times magazine and it is clearly mentioned about it. so, did icc do a big mistake giving india a test status in 1932 ?. on the other hand india had to wait nearly 30 years to win the 2nd world cup that too because of their batting which covered their poor bowling line up. you are saying ireland is better than bangladesh but if you see the head to head odi records between them bangladesh won 5 out of 7 games against ireland. bangladesh whitewashed them 3-0 in 2008 and also beaten them in this world cup. i know how you indians feel especially when bangladesh knocked india out of the asia cup and 2007 world cup. if ireland had beaten india a couple of times just as bangladesh did then you indians would show the same arrogance on ireland which you are showing now to bangladesh.

  • on May 10, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Lord_Dravid is very right. BD should improve there domestic infra structure as will. They are still long way to go. So much so that best alrounder by ICC standard have played couple of matches in IPL so far. Does it mean that best alrounder is not enough to meet the IPL standard or what.

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 10, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    @Lord_Dravid : Why do you always sing the same song? You have been posting the same comment in every single article was posted in cricinfo about Bangladesh cricket. If you are so worry about Ireland cricket, then ask ICC to give them Test status.

  • MrGarreth on May 10, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    If Bangladesh get this guy they will do well. SAs domestic scene is poorer without him

  • on May 10, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    Lord Dravid..Bangladesh got their test status in the year 2000..and in there 12 years its true that they lost lots of test matches but also won some of them. For your information, India got their test status in 1932..and do you know when they had their first win??? In 1952. So we can see it took them 20 years to win their first test match and this proves that every team need time to develop themselves. So please stop harassing underdog Bangladesh.

  • sachin_champ on May 10, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    @Lord_dravid : You are right . BD team is not a worthy team ( test ) . They have played around 80 test in this modern era , where technologies and facilities are so effective . @Sehwag_Is_Ordinary : First of all a great user name . But player with 2 triple century(only 4 have done ) can't be an ordinary and with more than 160 strike rate in T20 . Now want to share a information Mr. Ramakant Achrekar who was the coach of many Indian Test batsman and one of them was Sachin Tendulkar and certainly he was a great coach of a style and individual but was not of team . So you can't comparing thing like that . We have seen BD team got some of the great coaches in past and all we know the results . Lol . Coaches never win matches .... matches can be win by only players ...so develop them first up to standard . Why don't you guys Sakib for coaching ?

  • on May 10, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    @ Lord Dravid..Bangladesh got their test status in the year 2000..and in there 12 years its true that they lost lots of test matches but also won some of them. For your information, India got their test status in 1932..and do you know when they had their first win??? In 1952. So we can see it took them 20 years to win their first test match and this proves that every team need time to develop themselves. So please stop harassing underdog Bangladesh.

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 10, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    If I'm not mistaken players like AB DE VILLIERS, DU PLESSIS, MORNE MORKEL, THOMAS raised under Pybus' mentor

  • Lord_Dravid on May 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    this is funny..bangladesh dosent need an international coach it will be a waste of time in terms of improvement as it has been the case since the year 2000.. all they need to do is play foreign domestic teams regularly and improve..i ask bangladesh to give up its test status for now and give ireland a chance who look soo promising and look to be a proper test side in 10 years. Bangladesh is just wasting everyones time and money.

  • on May 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    NOW IS TIME FOR BANGLADESH TO TAKE INTERVIEW TO SELECT AN EXCELLENT COACH.

  • on May 10, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    why can we extend the current coach's term??

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 10, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    So New Zealand were coached by Pybus when they received BANGLAWASH!!! Please we want another coach definitely not Pybus

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  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 10, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    So New Zealand were coached by Pybus when they received BANGLAWASH!!! Please we want another coach definitely not Pybus

  • on May 10, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    why can we extend the current coach's term??

  • on May 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    NOW IS TIME FOR BANGLADESH TO TAKE INTERVIEW TO SELECT AN EXCELLENT COACH.

  • Lord_Dravid on May 10, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    this is funny..bangladesh dosent need an international coach it will be a waste of time in terms of improvement as it has been the case since the year 2000.. all they need to do is play foreign domestic teams regularly and improve..i ask bangladesh to give up its test status for now and give ireland a chance who look soo promising and look to be a proper test side in 10 years. Bangladesh is just wasting everyones time and money.

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on May 10, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    If I'm not mistaken players like AB DE VILLIERS, DU PLESSIS, MORNE MORKEL, THOMAS raised under Pybus' mentor

  • on May 10, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    @ Lord Dravid..Bangladesh got their test status in the year 2000..and in there 12 years its true that they lost lots of test matches but also won some of them. For your information, India got their test status in 1932..and do you know when they had their first win??? In 1952. So we can see it took them 20 years to win their first test match and this proves that every team need time to develop themselves. So please stop harassing underdog Bangladesh.

  • sachin_champ on May 10, 2012, 20:07 GMT

    @Lord_dravid : You are right . BD team is not a worthy team ( test ) . They have played around 80 test in this modern era , where technologies and facilities are so effective . @Sehwag_Is_Ordinary : First of all a great user name . But player with 2 triple century(only 4 have done ) can't be an ordinary and with more than 160 strike rate in T20 . Now want to share a information Mr. Ramakant Achrekar who was the coach of many Indian Test batsman and one of them was Sachin Tendulkar and certainly he was a great coach of a style and individual but was not of team . So you can't comparing thing like that . We have seen BD team got some of the great coaches in past and all we know the results . Lol . Coaches never win matches .... matches can be win by only players ...so develop them first up to standard . Why don't you guys Sakib for coaching ?

  • on May 10, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    Lord Dravid..Bangladesh got their test status in the year 2000..and in there 12 years its true that they lost lots of test matches but also won some of them. For your information, India got their test status in 1932..and do you know when they had their first win??? In 1952. So we can see it took them 20 years to win their first test match and this proves that every team need time to develop themselves. So please stop harassing underdog Bangladesh.

  • MrGarreth on May 10, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    If Bangladesh get this guy they will do well. SAs domestic scene is poorer without him

  • Quddus-Mamu on May 10, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    @Lord_Dravid : Why do you always sing the same song? You have been posting the same comment in every single article was posted in cricinfo about Bangladesh cricket. If you are so worry about Ireland cricket, then ask ICC to give them Test status.