Bangladesh news October 8, 2012

Bangladesh coach Pybus yet to sign BCB contract


The Bangladesh Cricket Board has said it is concerned that Richard Pybus, who took over as the national team's head coach in May, hasn't yet signed a contract with the board. The BCB took up the matter on Sunday after it came to the media's notice.

The board's cricket operations committee, in a meeting, asked the acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury to communicate with Pybus, who returned to South Africa last week. He had given the national players a rest before playing in the first-class competition, the National Cricket League, which was supposed to start on October 14 and run till the Eid holidays later this month. But since the NCL's scheduled start has been delayed, the board now expects Pybus to start the national team's training programme earlier.

"He [Richard Pybus] has been asked to come to Bangladesh and sign the contract as soon as possible as there might be legal complications otherwise," said Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB media committee. "As of now, our main aim is to start the national camp for the players. For that we'll need Pybus to send us a training programme as soon as possible. Our immediate concern is the West Indies tour."

Meanwhile, the BCB has extended spin bowling consultant Saqlain Mushtaq's tenure till December. The spinner had initially joined the national team in July on a three month contract. This means that Saqlain will be part of the coaching set-up through the series against West Indies in November.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • shameem on October 9, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    Get coach from Australia -- And Australia --- Or from Australia only (Habib from Tootpara, are you listening?) to improve BD cricket standard --- mentally and technically.

  • Dummy4 on October 9, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    BCB should be more professional with this type of issue. They should finalized all of things first before start work. Richard Pybus is a good coach, no doubt. He should be professional also. Actually we need a dedicated and hard working with highly skilled coach like great Eddie Barlow who can take our team next level and also willingly contribute to A team, Academy team, Age group teams and infrastructure development. Also we need a specialist batting coach and a new fielding coach.

  • Dummy4 on October 8, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    after apointing pybus to till today what we have got? loose game with ireland,scotland,netherland, trinidad and tobago and big defeat in world cup two matches. is BCB satisfy with this perfomance? the future of BD team is very dark with this pybus and it is very clear. all the BD players, who is going to be next sakib should do more and more practice because there is a proverb "practice and practice makes a man perfect"

  • Muhammad Rakibul on October 8, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Very unprofessional attitude 4m both BCB & Pybus. BCB should b rigid with their policy & decisions. Otherwise every coach & player will turn into a Pybus. In fact we've already seen it about Tamim.

  • Sami on October 8, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    Signing Saqlain Mushtaq was a very important move Bangladesh made even though its on short bases because our spinner will simply benefit from him on how to spin effectively. However I will strongly advise Bangladesh management to allow the young talented leg spinner Noor Hossain to be nurtured under the spin master so he can be ready onto the big stage and be effective for the team. There's nothing wrong with SLA bowlers but there's not enough variety with it and Noor Hossain being the very few leg-off spinners around in Bangladesh can prove to be a great asset for the team. Saw him at Under-19 against England in England in 2009 and was very impressed with his bowling.

  • Sami on October 8, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    If he doesn't want to sign the contract then the BCB should just let him go simple as that and move on. If Bangladesh want to improve their Cricket drastically then a lot of their senior players and young ones in the youth ranks need to play in A and B games abroad a lot, create some better pitches which assists fast bowlers etc so that way you'll see real progress otherwise progression will be slow as usual for Bangladesh.

  • Dummy4 on October 8, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    i think paybas is getting more occasion. this is like unprofessional. it seems to me that he don't bound to BCB, BCB is bound to him!! He should remember that he is only a coach like others. he is nothing more special... he should act like a professional coach not a money seekers.

  • u on October 8, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    well I am not surprised. He has a history of this....just check out when he was incharge of Pakistan team he did the same did back then too. High rated cocah...I don't think so.

  • Akash on October 8, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    IMHO Richard Pybus is not a good coach, look Asia Cup runner ups lost multiple times even with Ireland. BCB should bring back Jamie Siddons or Gordon Greenidge.

  • Sarfin on October 8, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    With all the due respect, that is unprofessional from a professional coach. According to local newspapers, he is not signing the deal to enjoy leave as he wishes. Now he leaves for his home as soon as a series is over and comes back again before the next series. But BCB cannot force him to be with the team as there is no contract signed yet. In the mean time national players don't have the privilege to have him as their mentor. Moreover, he asked to stop the spin bowling camp for the national team. That is really unacceptable behavior from a highly rated coach

  • No featured comments at the moment.