Bangladesh news May 12, 2012

Jurgensen named Bangladesh's interim head coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh have named Shane Jurgensen - their bowling coach - as their interim head coach. The decision was made at the board's cricket operations committee meeting during which the national team's proposed tours of Zimbabwe and Europe in the next two months and playing a Twenty20 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago later in the year were also discussed.

"Our bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will look after the national team as interim head coach until we appoint our next head coach," Enayet Hossain Siraj, chairman of the cricket operations committee, said.

Jurgensen, 36, a former Queensland fast bowler, joined Bangladesh as their bowling coach in October last year. The Bangladesh Cricket Board, though, hopes Richard Pybus joins the team as the full-time head coach; Pybus returned to Cape Town on Friday after a short visit to Bangladesh. "Now we will wait for his (Richard Pybus) confirmation. We will invite the other candidates in the shortlist, if only we ultimately fail to sign the agreement with Pybus," the BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunis said.

Pybus said his visit was a "fact-finding" mission and that he will make his final decision after speaking with his family.

The board has also organised a training camp from May 20 to prepare for a tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa starting in Harare in late June. At the end of July, Bangladesh are likely to travel to Ireland and Scotland to play some limited-overs matches before to the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.

"We have also decided to give our proposal regarding the Zimbabwe and Ireland trips to the board for their approval," Siraj said. "We are desperately trying to arrange some international matches for our national team."

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  • Ahsanul on May 14, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    If a coach don't have any other opportunities, he will be here. The boys are good but the persons sitting in the board are good for nothing. If a new coach comes here, he will resign after understanding the situation. If only 10 good persons who understands cricket remains in the BCB, the situation can change and Bangladeshi cricket can flourish. Sryyyyyyy................. 4 telling the truth....... what about the premier league...... Political interference?????

  • Manesh on May 14, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Who ever be the coach, the results will be the same! The captain or coach can be as good as the team only!

  • Andrew on May 14, 2012, 3:36 GMT

    just hope that Bangladesh continue the improvement that they have shown recently.

  • Dummy4 on May 13, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Good to see that BCB is working out for Some International matches desperately. Wish Pybus will be there too.

  • Dummy4 on May 12, 2012, 22:56 GMT

    cmon pybus...wat r u waiting for? u r not gonna get a offer like this ever again

  • Dummy4 on May 12, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    we the bd people r very excited bout the upcoming serieses. Lots of thanks to BCB for making these tours to happen anyway. Well done BCB. very impressive..

  • Dummy4 on May 12, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    We need a good bowling coach to improve fast bowling .

  • Dummy4 on May 12, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    That's a good move for now but they need to hurry because there's just not much time considering the fact that the World T20 Championships is not that far away. Though Bangladesh will most likely not win the T20 Championship, once the new head coach is in place, their main goals right now is to tour Europe and win all of their games against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands and then later in the T20 Tournament in Sri Lanka, progress to the Super Group Stages in the second round and if Bangladesh and their new head coach can manage that then Bangladesh can be very satisfied with that and soon after that, can focus on the West Indies Series but that's a long long away so Bangladesh should just focus on their next assignment coming up possibly some practice matches in Zimbabwe along with South Africa.

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