Bangladesh news May 30, 2012

Pybus appointed Bangladesh coach

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Richard Pybus, the former Pakistan coach, has been named Bangladesh coach, taking over from Stuart Law who resigned in April. Pybus, 47, has signed a two-year deal with the BCB and is expected to join the Bangladesh side before their tour of Zimbabwe next month.

Pybus' appointment came more than two weeks after a brief reconnaissance visit to Bangladesh and after the grapevine linked other names to the job. However, he was always seen as the leading contender despite his last job as an international coach ending nine years ago.

"I am delighted at the opportunity of coaching Bangladesh," Pybus said. "I am looking forward to getting busy with the boys.

"We have an active schedule ahead of us and for me the next few months will be about building relationships with the players and the coaching staff and ensuring that the progress made up to the Asia Cup continues."

BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal said Pybus was the best option. "Pybus will join us in a few days. We have requested him to come before we go abroad, to get acquainted with the players," Kamal said. "He was our best option, among all those we have talked to this time. Take a look at their records and his, there is a sharp difference between him and others. I think he has a proven track record, it speaks for itself."

Pybus hasn't been in charge of an international side since his Pakistan stint ended in 2003 but had flown to Bangladesh earlier this month to interview for the national coach's role. He will be Bangladesh's third coach in a year as Law had been in the post for only nine months after succeeding another Australian Jamie Siddons last July.

He will be expected to take charge of a mercurial side brimming with talent and with some success in the recent past. Some in the cricket board have suggested that the Bangladesh team no longer needs a coach specialising in the development of batting but a man who is adept in man-management at the top level.

Pybus arrived in Dhaka on May 10 and spent the subsequent day holding meetings with BCB president AHM Mustafa Kamal as well as some of the board directors and a handful of national players. It wasn't deemed as a job interview as Kamal had insisted that Pybus was their only choice.

Since Pybus made the short trip to Bangladesh, it was all but confirmed that it will be the South Africa-based coach who will take over from Law. But negotiations were ongoing and while the two parties spoke, the BCB continued to talk to the other coaches in their shortlist -- Mick Newell, Mark Greatbatch and Kepler Wessels.

Pybus was appointed Pakistan coach for their 1999 World Cup campaign, while he was with 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.

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

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  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 2, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    @rahan_fan: I did not start pointing out India's pathetic performance over history. I have given ample evidence that India like BD has a poor record for not 10 years (BD) but for over 80 years. To Bruisers: "Few bad results here and there is accounted for all the good performances over the years." We are talking about first few years history, it is equally as bad for India and NZ who waited for years to see any sign of success. and what success are you talking about?? India lost EVERY series between 1932 and 1952, the first 20 years!! Won their FIRST match against a WEAK ENG 20 years after getting test status. Rahane-fan claimed IND won their first match against a "Strong" ENG team in 52, not the same as BD win over Zim as ZIm team was weak. Here is what Wisden Almanac had to say about the 1951 ENG team :"Dick Spooner was picked for the 1951-52 tour of India, when England sent a substandard team, and played in all five Tests." India's win was against a Substandard team!

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 2, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    @r0ketman - If Bangladesh don't have a proper domestic structure then why bother playing Test match cricket and why take the trouble of pointing out the bad performances of other teams?? As Bruisers mentioned BD is not good enough for Tests and should play first-class cricket with Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, Netherlands etc. I feel for Bangla fans, but unfortunately BD isn't good enough. This is what I was trying to say right from the beginning. And a fact to conclude my words- When most boards like ECB and CA were against Bangla getting Test status, it was BCCI who supported Bangladesh in getting Test status. Still ECB is in support of giving BD's Test status to Ireland.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 2, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    And only 7 series defeats for India in 20 years? Not bad for any team, to be perfectly honest..

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 2, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @r0ketman - Funny comment. Do you remember England getting a 5-0 mauling in 2006-07 Ashes? And as recent as the 3-0 against Pakistan? Does that make them a horrible side for 130 years? Or South Africa getting a 3-0 thrashing in their own backyard in 2005-06.. Does that make them a mediocre team too? Every team has its highs and lows in cricket. Cricket would be a joke if few bad results here and there is accounted for all the good performances over the years. We need to understand that cricket is a SPORT and move on. The fact no one can deny is that Bangladesh need to improve a lot before playing Test match cricket, which should be contested by the Top 8 teams only. (Cricinfo please publish)

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 2, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    @Rahane-fan: Why is your research relevant? I never claimed BD was an awesome team! You said India's history was MUCH better than BD's. And I have provided evidence to the contrary. I claimed India has a horrible history, which spans over 80 years!!! India was getting whitewashed in the 1930's, in the 40's, in the 50's, in 1960's, in 1970's, 80's, and as late as 2011!!!! They were whitewashed twice JUST last year alone, after playing test cricket for OVER 80 years!!! India has had 80 years to improve, they are still horrible! BD has played barely 10 years. You want to have this comparison in 70 more years, and then claim India's so called glorious cricket "history" is much better than BD's? Number of matches is irrelevant, because it is not the number of matches played that improves a team, it is implementing a solid structure over time. There is numerous proof of that in every major sport. India had 1st class cricket since 1936, BD since 1999. The comparison is illogical.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 1, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    @r0ketman - Alright here is some 'RESEARCH' people want- Bangladesh's series defeats (mentioning only Test series having 2 or more games)- 2001- in Zim 2-0 (whitewash), vs Zim 1-0, in Z 2-0 (whitewash)... 2002- vs Pak 2-0 (whitewash), in SL 2-0 (whitewash), in SA 2-0 (whitewash), vs WI 2-0 (whitewash)... 2003- vs SA 2-0 (whitewash), in Aus 2-0 (whitewash), in Pak 3-0 (whitewash), vs Eng 2-0 (whitewash), 2004- in Zim 1-0, in WI 1-0, vs NZ 2-0 (whitewash), vs Ind 2-0 (whitewash)... 2005- in Eng 2-0 (whitewash), in SL 2-0 (whitewash)... 2006- vs SL 2-0 (whitewash), vs Aus 2-0 (whitewash)... 2007- vs Ind 1-0, in SL 3-0 (whitewash)... 2008 - in NZ 2-0 (whitewash), vs SA 2-0 (whitewash), vs NZ 1-0, in SA 2-0 (whitewash).... 2009- in SL 2-0 (whitewash)... 2010- vs Ind 2-0 (whitewash), vs Eng 2-0 (whitewash), in Eng 2-0 (whitewash)... 2011- vs WI 1-0, vs Pak 2-0 (25th whitewash).. Apart from these there are numerous one-off thrashings as well.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | June 1, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Pybus can help BD to cope with bouncy pitch like SA or ENG as he had domestic coaching role there 4 a long time. So it's a good choice.

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 1, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    @ Rahane_fan: Please look up the details of the series. 3 test matches, 2 one day matches. 5 Total matches. India lost all 5 matches, hence 5-0. How was my information incorrect? Also you metioned just one series loss in 50 years? Wrong again: here is a list of series India lost just between 1952 and before 1974: WI playing in India 1958 won 3-0; India in England 1959, ENG won 5-0 (yup another whitewash), India in WI 1962, WI won 5-0 (whitewash), WI in India 1967, WI won 2-0, India in England 1967, ENG won 3-0 (whitewash), India in AUS 1968, AUS won 4-0 (whitewash), AUS playing in IND 1970, won 3-1. Last but not least, IND was whitewashed as recently as last year in Pataudi Trophy vs ENG, and Boder-Gavaster trophy vs AUS. This is not the comprehensive list. Anyone trying to brag about India's cricket history, or question BD's only 10 year old history should do some research first, please!

  • POSTED BY india_cant_bowl on | June 1, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Hey all!3 generation of cricketers played this 12 years for Bangladesh.While India played their same generation for a long time.Now no need to compare.This generation have world class cricketers and this generation has already started the golden era of Bangladesh cricket.Now no need to see records what the previous generation of Bangladesh cricketers have done against India.Its time to see what generation will do.Already Bangladesh 1-India 0

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 1, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    @scandalboy - Doesn't make much sense comparing Bangladesh's victory over a second string Zimbabwe in 2005 to India's innings win over the mighty England in 1952. England were a dominating team in that period whereas Zimbabwe during 2005 was hit by retirement crisis. Also Bangladesh played twice the number of matches than what India did in that 5 year period. So its not the smartest logic..

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 2, 2012, 22:40 GMT

    @rahan_fan: I did not start pointing out India's pathetic performance over history. I have given ample evidence that India like BD has a poor record for not 10 years (BD) but for over 80 years. To Bruisers: "Few bad results here and there is accounted for all the good performances over the years." We are talking about first few years history, it is equally as bad for India and NZ who waited for years to see any sign of success. and what success are you talking about?? India lost EVERY series between 1932 and 1952, the first 20 years!! Won their FIRST match against a WEAK ENG 20 years after getting test status. Rahane-fan claimed IND won their first match against a "Strong" ENG team in 52, not the same as BD win over Zim as ZIm team was weak. Here is what Wisden Almanac had to say about the 1951 ENG team :"Dick Spooner was picked for the 1951-52 tour of India, when England sent a substandard team, and played in all five Tests." India's win was against a Substandard team!

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 2, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    @r0ketman - If Bangladesh don't have a proper domestic structure then why bother playing Test match cricket and why take the trouble of pointing out the bad performances of other teams?? As Bruisers mentioned BD is not good enough for Tests and should play first-class cricket with Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, Netherlands etc. I feel for Bangla fans, but unfortunately BD isn't good enough. This is what I was trying to say right from the beginning. And a fact to conclude my words- When most boards like ECB and CA were against Bangla getting Test status, it was BCCI who supported Bangladesh in getting Test status. Still ECB is in support of giving BD's Test status to Ireland.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 2, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    And only 7 series defeats for India in 20 years? Not bad for any team, to be perfectly honest..

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | June 2, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    @r0ketman - Funny comment. Do you remember England getting a 5-0 mauling in 2006-07 Ashes? And as recent as the 3-0 against Pakistan? Does that make them a horrible side for 130 years? Or South Africa getting a 3-0 thrashing in their own backyard in 2005-06.. Does that make them a mediocre team too? Every team has its highs and lows in cricket. Cricket would be a joke if few bad results here and there is accounted for all the good performances over the years. We need to understand that cricket is a SPORT and move on. The fact no one can deny is that Bangladesh need to improve a lot before playing Test match cricket, which should be contested by the Top 8 teams only. (Cricinfo please publish)

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 2, 2012, 3:28 GMT

    @Rahane-fan: Why is your research relevant? I never claimed BD was an awesome team! You said India's history was MUCH better than BD's. And I have provided evidence to the contrary. I claimed India has a horrible history, which spans over 80 years!!! India was getting whitewashed in the 1930's, in the 40's, in the 50's, in 1960's, in 1970's, 80's, and as late as 2011!!!! They were whitewashed twice JUST last year alone, after playing test cricket for OVER 80 years!!! India has had 80 years to improve, they are still horrible! BD has played barely 10 years. You want to have this comparison in 70 more years, and then claim India's so called glorious cricket "history" is much better than BD's? Number of matches is irrelevant, because it is not the number of matches played that improves a team, it is implementing a solid structure over time. There is numerous proof of that in every major sport. India had 1st class cricket since 1936, BD since 1999. The comparison is illogical.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 1, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    @r0ketman - Alright here is some 'RESEARCH' people want- Bangladesh's series defeats (mentioning only Test series having 2 or more games)- 2001- in Zim 2-0 (whitewash), vs Zim 1-0, in Z 2-0 (whitewash)... 2002- vs Pak 2-0 (whitewash), in SL 2-0 (whitewash), in SA 2-0 (whitewash), vs WI 2-0 (whitewash)... 2003- vs SA 2-0 (whitewash), in Aus 2-0 (whitewash), in Pak 3-0 (whitewash), vs Eng 2-0 (whitewash), 2004- in Zim 1-0, in WI 1-0, vs NZ 2-0 (whitewash), vs Ind 2-0 (whitewash)... 2005- in Eng 2-0 (whitewash), in SL 2-0 (whitewash)... 2006- vs SL 2-0 (whitewash), vs Aus 2-0 (whitewash)... 2007- vs Ind 1-0, in SL 3-0 (whitewash)... 2008 - in NZ 2-0 (whitewash), vs SA 2-0 (whitewash), vs NZ 1-0, in SA 2-0 (whitewash).... 2009- in SL 2-0 (whitewash)... 2010- vs Ind 2-0 (whitewash), vs Eng 2-0 (whitewash), in Eng 2-0 (whitewash)... 2011- vs WI 1-0, vs Pak 2-0 (25th whitewash).. Apart from these there are numerous one-off thrashings as well.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | June 1, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Pybus can help BD to cope with bouncy pitch like SA or ENG as he had domestic coaching role there 4 a long time. So it's a good choice.

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | June 1, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    @ Rahane_fan: Please look up the details of the series. 3 test matches, 2 one day matches. 5 Total matches. India lost all 5 matches, hence 5-0. How was my information incorrect? Also you metioned just one series loss in 50 years? Wrong again: here is a list of series India lost just between 1952 and before 1974: WI playing in India 1958 won 3-0; India in England 1959, ENG won 5-0 (yup another whitewash), India in WI 1962, WI won 5-0 (whitewash), WI in India 1967, WI won 2-0, India in England 1967, ENG won 3-0 (whitewash), India in AUS 1968, AUS won 4-0 (whitewash), AUS playing in IND 1970, won 3-1. Last but not least, IND was whitewashed as recently as last year in Pataudi Trophy vs ENG, and Boder-Gavaster trophy vs AUS. This is not the comprehensive list. Anyone trying to brag about India's cricket history, or question BD's only 10 year old history should do some research first, please!

  • POSTED BY india_cant_bowl on | June 1, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Hey all!3 generation of cricketers played this 12 years for Bangladesh.While India played their same generation for a long time.Now no need to compare.This generation have world class cricketers and this generation has already started the golden era of Bangladesh cricket.Now no need to see records what the previous generation of Bangladesh cricketers have done against India.Its time to see what generation will do.Already Bangladesh 1-India 0

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 1, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    @scandalboy - Doesn't make much sense comparing Bangladesh's victory over a second string Zimbabwe in 2005 to India's innings win over the mighty England in 1952. England were a dominating team in that period whereas Zimbabwe during 2005 was hit by retirement crisis. Also Bangladesh played twice the number of matches than what India did in that 5 year period. So its not the smartest logic..

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | June 1, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    @r0ketman - You've done some real hard work searching for whitewashes. All you have mentioned is one whitewash in 1974 and summed up 50 years!! Maybe you need to stack up some achievements too that India made in those years otherwise it looks rather silly. In fact, that 1974 series you are talking about was a 3-match series, how can it be 5-0 in a 3-match series?? LOL.

  • POSTED BY scandalboy on | May 31, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    Well concluding this debate I would like to say one thing that history of a particular country should be calculated from its independence year so with respect to this Pakistan and India got independence in 1947 and won their 1st test in 1952 but Pakistan got test status in 1948 so its 5 years for India (1947-1952) and 4 years for Pakistan (1948-1952) whereas Bangladesh got independence in 1971, got status in 2000 and won its 1st in 2005 so 5 years for Bangladesh. That means India and Bangladesh are the same in terms of years and Pak are better than them

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | May 31, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    @Rahane-fan: What I was trying to establish is the fact the India's local cricketing culture dates back to 1848, and international exposure (club level or otherwise). Remember before 1877, there was no test cricket. BD side of Bengal was never into cricket like kolkata was. Even Bengal cricketers had hard time making it to the team. Probir Sen (kolkata) was the first bengal cricketer to play test for India, not until 1948. While BD hosted test matches since the 50s, they did not have a first class structure untill 1999. India's Ranji trophy dates back to 1934. And please keep other history in mind, India after playing test cricket for 50+ years were regularly humiliated by international sides. Please look up India's tour of England in 1974, which was a 5-0 whitewash, including two innings defeats and a a record low 42 all out in Lord's. Not unlike the whitewash India received last year in England. So over 80 years of playing test cricket has not done much for India!

  • POSTED BY on | May 31, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    I have a feeling that Mick newell would have been a better choice. He is in coaching, familiar with the updated techniques being part of a cometetive setup, have had success as player and coach...

  • POSTED BY on | May 31, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    new coach should work more to develop mental robustness and confidence of the individual players. He must think out of the box to develop them as a team and let the player to think with maturity and express logically. a confident, robust and logical mind can only play good cricket...

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | May 31, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    @Marshal_of_the_Truth - What he said there is, Bangladesh was a part of India from 1877 to 1947. He is right. You misunderstood what he said. Bangladesh was part of the Bengal province and only in 1947 did Bangladesh got separated as East Pakistan.. And he never mentioned the words 'Republic of India' or 'British India'.

  • POSTED BY Marshal_of_the_Truth on | May 31, 2012, 10:07 GMT

    @Rahane-fan: Get a Correction, Mate. Bangladesh was never Part of 'india', Once Upon a time Sub-Continent was Directly Ruled by British Dynasty and They call this Large Colonial Region as 'British india'. And After 1947 Partition, One Partitioned Country undertook the British-Given old name 'india' with their own accord. Simply, the Region of Bangladesh was included to 'British india' Once upon a Time but Bangladesh was never Part of 'Republic of india'. Correct it.

  • POSTED BY on | May 31, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    @Rahane-fan: Simply loving it, this mathematical debate of 88 yrs or 140 yrs, whatever you ppl say... lol.......the real thing is stated in your comment, that we, Ban, Ind & Pak share the same history & pride of hundreds of years altogether.... believe me, it's ridiculous to see attacking each other for nothing...on the contrary, we should mutually co-operate & complement to develop the level of our sub-continent cricket to a greater height in the near future....:-)

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 31, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    @r0ketman - So you're saying playing club cricket is as good as playing international cricket?? If that's the case then here's the most simple fact that you have forgotten- Bangladesh WAS a part of India from 1877 or whatever year you have mentioned until 1947. So was Pakistan for that matter. So doesn't that make it a good 140 years of international cricket for Bangladesh!!?? And for Pakistan? Now THIS is REAL HISTORY. When I said international cricket, I meant ''real international cricket''. Not some meaningless club cricket that doesn't put things in perspective at all.

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | May 31, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    @rOKetman,this goes to show that pak z easiy d best team in asia whethr in tests,ödis n now in t20

  • POSTED BY anika_payel on | May 31, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    SIR RICHARD PYBUS WE ALL OF BANGLADESHI FANS WAITING FOR U.U R A CLASS COACH IN THE WORLD.WE HOPE U WILL ABLE TO TAKE BANGLADESH TEAM IN TOP 5.BEST OF LUCK RICHARD AND BANGLADESH TEAM.

  • POSTED BY on | May 31, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    pybus is gonna win the first world cup for bangladesh...inshallah!

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | May 31, 2012, 3:29 GMT

    @rahane_fan: India's test status in 1932 does not tell the whole story. Here is a lesson in history from wikipedia: " In 1848, the Parsi community in Bombay formed the Oriental Cricket Club, the first cricket club to be established by Indians. After slow beginnings, the Europeans eventually invited the Parsis to play a match in 1877.[10] By 1912, the Parsis,Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims of Bombay played a quadrangular tournament with the Europeans every year.[10] In the early 1900s, some Indians went on to play for the English cricket team." The fact is Indians played International Cricket for 88 years (1877 to 1952) prior to winning their first test. And do not forget in the same year 1952 , India lost to newbies PAK on their own home soil in Lucknow. BD played International cricket sporadically since 1979, Played first ODI in 1986. it has barely been 30 years. So please do not compare IND with BD without stating the real "history" of Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY Tokai69 on | May 30, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    Welcome Paybus to the gateway of South East Asia. Hope you've the experience and done enough homework before signing the contract, so that you can stick with the team during the entire length. Please, start working with so many young talents waiting in the pipeline along with the national team. Hope you shalll be able to give Tigers current form to a firm base....... and definitely definitely they'll not disappoint you. Good luck to your new assignment!

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 30, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    @Tamim Chowdhury- India started playing Tests in 1932. Won its first Test against a STRONG England in 1952 (and that too by an innings and 8 runs). India played only 24 matches before their first win (losing 12, drawing 12).. You have to remember that there was no international cricket from '36 to '46. So its 9 years before first win not 20. And what have Bangladesh managed to beat so far? 2 teams that were ravaged by disputes.. First Zimbabwe, in 2005, which was weakened due to retirement of almost all major players. Second against a fourth string WI team, in 2009 (which had 7-8 debutants).. India's first win was in its 25th Test, Bangladesh have played more than 70 Tests failing to beat any top team.

  • POSTED BY -Murad- on | May 30, 2012, 20:55 GMT

    Good job BCB!!! Good luck Coach.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | May 30, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    To the people that were crying for Newell: I do not know why. That guy was confused, he was saying he wouldn't even apply for the job, too much pride in submitting a CV, but then he was interested in the job, and then he dropped out at the last min with a weak reason. He didn't know jack about BD cricket.

    Obviously Pybus did his homework on BD cricket, as he is talking about pre and post schedules. He is aware of things. This never happened with last 3 coaches. They first came and then learned about the team, which took longer to see progress. All they could say on arrival was "oh potential" "oh talents" "oh future."

    From all Pybus's interviews so far, he sounded far less ignorant than any of BD's previous coach. He sounded like he is on a mission. He is taking this job as a life goal.

    We'll talk in 2 years, whether this was the right guy or not. Till then, welcome to Bangladesh, Richard Pybus.

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | May 30, 2012, 20:04 GMT

    He is a High Profile Coach ....But i Dont Knw y Lord Dravid an indian fan ...y he is 2 upset lol

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 19:40 GMT

    welcome! lets win world cups now please

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    @Lord_Dravid: He'll be Bangladesh's third coach this year? Where are you pulling that from?

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 18:25 GMT

    welcome Pybus. Hope to set good strategy for T/20 world cup

  • POSTED BY imrandumis58 on | May 30, 2012, 18:22 GMT

    Mr. Pybash you shouldn't abush BD Tiger, must have to improve our performance like Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    lets see how mr .pybus adopt himself in bangladesh

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    so welcome to the sky-high race of international cricket again ...Richard Pybus

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 17:38 GMT

    Dav Whatmore , Jammie Siddons both of them lasted the entire length of their contracts (4 years) . Stuart Law would have done the same , but sadly he needed to spend more time with his family and was also offered a convenient job in Australia . Pybus is also a family man . Lets hope he doesn't ditch us in the middle of his contract due to family reasons . Best of luck to him .

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 17:09 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh & best of luck, Pybus!

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    welcome coach. now its time to take it to the next level

  • POSTED BY i_amVIVA on | May 30, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    "Shagotamo' Mr. Pybus from a BD fan in Washington; hope you continue with the unfinished job of Mr. Laws and Mr. Siddon for BD team in order for them to complete as a full strength Royal Bengal TIGERs, that can stand on equal footings with other major nations in the leauge eye for eye in the days to come. Go Tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    good luck our new coach.........

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    Sahara offered 9.40 million dollar for getting the title sponsorship of BD cricket team.....:)

  • POSTED BY Lotapata on | May 30, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    Will anyone make me understand who cares about ipl & ronji apart from indians? these are nothing but a money making festival. overseas players also play for money here & believe me there is nothing else. & atleast I don't believe that skill is a prime factor for playing t20 cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    It is a good option for Shakib soldiers to be with Pybus

  • POSTED BY woodhaven on | May 30, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    @muski---- lol. With ranji trophy India couldn't help themselves. Lost all away series and all recentvseries. Even in ipl they struggled against narine, morkel, stein,Malinga. How they can improve. They are doing fine. Recently they are runner up in Asia cup. Where they beat wc champion and runner up

  • POSTED BY Noball_Specialist on | May 30, 2012, 15:01 GMT

    I'm sure Pybus will instill a brand new patience and shot selection vision into the itchy trigger finger Bangla players.

  • POSTED BY Lord_Dravid on | May 30, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    he will be bangladesh's third coach this year hmmm any guesses why??..well to be quite frank i dont think bangladesh will improve under pybus either because they lacka essential domestic structure.. and i wont be suprised if he resigns aswell. im looking forward to hearing bangladesh winning a test match under pybus as opposed to winning by fluke in ODIs :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    the role of coach is over emphasized in international cricket, its more about man management. International teams these days have a wonderful backroom support staff and once the players get to international level, the role of coach is to help a player when needed, gives few pointers, but the main job is that of man management with the captain.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    good news, after much haggling though, pybus should not to technique maker for bd players, just give them mental support, just give them the confidence that they have the quality to be the best & discover the very best performance in the ground from the players..

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    BainChod @Muski,You indians haven't learnt after losing to BD in the WC2007 and the recent AsiaCup.May be your players should come to play Dhaka premier league in BD..

  • POSTED BY ZsZs on | May 30, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    Muski is right, BD should try to play in Ranji...this IPL stuff will not help the test playing nation. In fact it should be the other way around, play FC first and then IPL. I believe the Indian's have their pay structure/auction as such.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    hello Muski ........... Bangladesh cricket has done really well for you information how many test that India Won ...How long India is playing test cricket ............ how many times they will lose to bd in crunch matches . You should help Indian cricket to win match aboard ......... instead of preparing slow wickets

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    All the best!!!!!!!!!and we are ready to wellcome you, pybus!

  • POSTED BY joynal693 on | May 30, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    Good wish to Mr. Pybus. Hope he will continue the rising of Asia Cup.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    i dont think it is a good move by BCB. Newell will be better option in this regard. as a player pybus had almost no experience and as a coach he was not successful with pakistan. bangladesh needs a coach who can fine tune the skills of players specially the young cricketers who have lot of potential. let c what will happen. but tactically not good move my BCB.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    based on his resume, I think he would be a good coach, now it is a matter of BD management how they treat him and how quick himself get along with the cricketers, anyway it is a good move, now it is time to see the actions

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    i think thats a good move by bcb its realy important for upcoming sereise good luck for pybus good luck for bengol tiger

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Good wish you a happy journey in BANGLADESH

  • POSTED BY Indiaforever on | May 30, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Great news for Bangladesh, i hope this move can push Bangladesh forward in International cricket. The talent is there, and next the results will come. Giood Luck guys!!!

  • POSTED BY voxy on | May 30, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    wow its a news. hope for bangla tiger

  • POSTED BY nazmul198 on | May 30, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    some how i feel Kepler Wessels will be a better choice as a coach for bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Now it's only NZ and Pakistan that need Southern African coaches.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 30, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    I love the way Mr.Sehwag_Is_Ordinary compares Bangladesh players to unimaginable heights. And Sehwag is ordinary?? Really!? What makes you think that? Check cricinfo's All time World XI. You will find your 'ORDINARY' player there...

  • POSTED BY Shamim_araf on | May 30, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    Wow!!!excellent job from BCB as well as from Pybus.It's a good decision for him to join another power house in Asia.best of luck to him....go ahead with Royal Bengal Tiger....

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    greatttttttttttt newssssssssssss

  • POSTED BY anika_payel on | May 30, 2012, 10:14 GMT

    U R MOST WELCOME RICHARD PYBUS. U R A TOP CLASS COACH IN THE WORLD.BEST OF LUCK U AND BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY Open-Eyed on | May 30, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Congratulations Mr.Pybus and welcome to Bangladesh. I hope you will enjoy working with the cricketers and hospitality of Bangladeshi people, not to mention about crazy fans! We expect you will help Bangladesh Cricket to take next level ensuring the continuation of progress made recently. Finally well done BCB and thanks for recruiting a high profile coach Richard Pybus. Good luck.

  • POSTED BY MijanurRahman on | May 30, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    good wishes to the tigers

  • POSTED BY cricendulkar on | May 30, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    They need the great 'Vijay dahiya' who led kkr to victory!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Excellent news but the good and important thing was that this was done efficiently and no time was wasted considering the amount of matches Bangladesh have coming up from now to the end of the year. Positive signs are being shown by Bangladesh Cricket and they are meaning business this time around in the Cricketing World.

  • POSTED BY Breaking_Point on | May 30, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    Hahaha! Welcome pybus.. Lord_Dravid@ where r u??

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | May 30, 2012, 9:25 GMT

    I have a feeling Pybus will be a great coach for BD. I would like to tell Pybus that please take good care of Anamul Haque Bijoy of whom even Stuart Law spoke highly. He is a class batsman and right now he just needs a good mentor and you are the perfect guide for him. He will be better than likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. Take a good note of him Pybus.

  • POSTED BY Baber_Baloch on | May 30, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    GOOD LUCK BUNDO BROTHERS.....NOW TIGER NEED TO BE REAL TIGER...BEST WISHES FROM US PAKISTANIES

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    awesome decision! It will be good for the team, for sure....

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    i think Pybus move is a good one by the board... he has the potential to improve the overall performance of Bangladesh Cricket, if he is given the freedom to work with the boys the way he sees fit...

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:07 GMT

    Welcome Richard Pybus!! You have bunch of raw talented player's, should be a fun job.

  • POSTED BY Jabdulhamed on | May 30, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Hope he be a positive inclusion for the job. A capable guider is a must for the bd team to show them their pottentials.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    best of luck for him! hope he will bring a new era in Bangladesh cricket....

  • POSTED BY rakibul-narail-bd on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    its a great news for bd cricket to have a high profile coach like pybus. i hope he will lead his young troop well.

  • POSTED BY SUHAGCHOWDHURY on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Its good news before ZIM & SA seres, we will love to welcome Mr. Pybus, welcome to bangladesh............ we need Bangladesh cricket to be more improve with your hand........ we are 6 crazy crazy & crazy fan of cricket game and TIGER as Bangladesh Cricket..... this Comments from.. Suhag Chowdhury, Firoz Sheikh, Kobir Hussain, Sofiqul Islam, Assaduzzaman, Abdul Kyum, Kyum N, Condon Kumar,.......... I am Suhag Chowdhury

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | May 30, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Well done BCB THNX for hiring one of the best coaches in the world.

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | May 30, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    oh wow! Great news! Finally. Lord_Dravid please now pour in your useful comments from which even Pybus will learn a thing or two. People will be over jealous now. No doubt. Welcome Pybus to the great land of Bangladesh and home of true talented cricketers.

  • POSTED BY Raiyan24r on | May 30, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    good choise.hope he stays.

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | May 30, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    At last PYBUS DRAMA comes to an end...........The way PYBUS handled the whole process as a BAN fan its really disappointing for me..........He was bargaining like a GLADIATOR.........Lets see what he brings to BAN?????

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    congrats & welcome to our wonderful land !! Hope you will enjoy working here and contribute to our growth as a super power in cricket !!

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh Mr.Pybus.We hope you will give us some excellent results betther than the past.But plzz dnt go away in the mid of the progress of our Team.Good luck..

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    An exchange between PCB AND BCB "Where DAV became coach for Pcb and Pybus for Bcb" i hope both of them will do their best for both boards throughout their expertise...Welcome Pybus...

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  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    An exchange between PCB AND BCB "Where DAV became coach for Pcb and Pybus for Bcb" i hope both of them will do their best for both boards throughout their expertise...Welcome Pybus...

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh Mr.Pybus.We hope you will give us some excellent results betther than the past.But plzz dnt go away in the mid of the progress of our Team.Good luck..

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    congrats & welcome to our wonderful land !! Hope you will enjoy working here and contribute to our growth as a super power in cricket !!

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | May 30, 2012, 8:56 GMT

    At last PYBUS DRAMA comes to an end...........The way PYBUS handled the whole process as a BAN fan its really disappointing for me..........He was bargaining like a GLADIATOR.........Lets see what he brings to BAN?????

  • POSTED BY Raiyan24r on | May 30, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    good choise.hope he stays.

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | May 30, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    oh wow! Great news! Finally. Lord_Dravid please now pour in your useful comments from which even Pybus will learn a thing or two. People will be over jealous now. No doubt. Welcome Pybus to the great land of Bangladesh and home of true talented cricketers.

  • POSTED BY Third_Gear on | May 30, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Well done BCB THNX for hiring one of the best coaches in the world.

  • POSTED BY SUHAGCHOWDHURY on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Its good news before ZIM & SA seres, we will love to welcome Mr. Pybus, welcome to bangladesh............ we need Bangladesh cricket to be more improve with your hand........ we are 6 crazy crazy & crazy fan of cricket game and TIGER as Bangladesh Cricket..... this Comments from.. Suhag Chowdhury, Firoz Sheikh, Kobir Hussain, Sofiqul Islam, Assaduzzaman, Abdul Kyum, Kyum N, Condon Kumar,.......... I am Suhag Chowdhury

  • POSTED BY rakibul-narail-bd on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    its a great news for bd cricket to have a high profile coach like pybus. i hope he will lead his young troop well.

  • POSTED BY on | May 30, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    best of luck for him! hope he will bring a new era in Bangladesh cricket....