Bangladesh news October 17, 2012

BCB to decide on Pybus future on Friday


Richard Pybus' future as Bangladesh coach is expected to be decided upon at a BCB meeting on Friday*. The outgoing board president, AHM Mustafa Kamal, said he was not very confident of Pybus returning to his job from his home in South Africa, where he has been for the past fortnight, though the board has asked him to return to Dhaka to discuss the impasse.

"I am not too confident that we can work together any longer," Kamal said. "The only time we weren't on the same page was about him bringing his family here. He couldn't convince them. He actually went to South Africa to do so this time. He wanted to go back home after every Bangladesh series but we can only let him do that one or two times."

"His kids are studying over there and I know for a fact that he has tried to convince them a few times [to move] ever since he started working here. If that doesn't happen, I don't think it can work out.

"We will decide on it at our October 18 meeting. We have already sent him a letter to come back and talk to us. But I don't think he could convince his family. We understand each other's situation.

"If he doesn't come, then also we will complete the formalities amicably. We have nothing against him and he also doesn't have any problems with us."

A source close to Pybus, though, denied reports that that he had gone home to try and convince his family to move. He returned home after being away on tour in Trinidad and Sri Lanka, the source told ESPNcricinfo, adding that he had submitted a plan for the upcoming West Indies tour of Bangladesh.

Pybus has been in charge of Bangladesh for four months during which the team has been involved in the build-up for the World Twenty20s. They played a series of unofficial matches in Zimbabwe and Trinidad, while also winning a three-match Twenty20 series against Ireland. They also lost to Scotland, won and lost to the Netherlands, and later crashed out of the World Twenty20s when they lost to New Zealand and Pakistan in the first round.

*01:43pm, October 17: The story has been updated after the BCB postponed their board meeting by a day

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

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  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    I think they need an Australian coach because they had some success with these coaches in the past.

  • Jonny on October 18, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    Its important a team especially one that is emerging finds a proper coach because you need a coach whose committed and will do his best for Bangladesh to succeed and I'm sorry to say this but Bangladesh management have rushed into this but hope you guys find the deserving coach Bangladesh needs.

  • hamid on October 18, 2012, 16:36 GMT

    get the genius javed miandad....hne will make BD world beaters believe me....Pak is wasting him

  • Muhammad Rakibul on October 18, 2012, 16:06 GMT

    A bad signal for BD cricket. At first Law, now Pybus. Most of the coaches of Europe, SA & Aus don't feel comfort in sub-continent as their family reluctant to stay in south asia. BD can find a coach 4m sub-continent, specially 4m IND or PK. Otherwise they've to find someone like Dav Whtmore or Jamie Siddons who can assure BCB of his stay in BD. WI can also b an option.

  • mohammad on October 18, 2012, 14:42 GMT

    @Praxis When you say BD cannot afford, do you know how much BD pay to Pybas? Pybas gets US 20000$ per month as just salary and get an additional approximately 40000-50000 as ticket fair +free living facility and transport facility in Bangladesh.

  • Dummy4 on October 18, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    @Jay Sarkar...You made a very good and valuable point about the idea of Bangladesh using a coach from the subcontinent but I doubt someone like Ganguly would ever want to coach Bangladesh after the way he treated Tamim at IPL and saying Shakib shouldn't be playing in the IPL final.

  • Rizwan on October 18, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    People here kind of forgetting the fact that BD can't actually afford the top professionals for coaching staffs. Maybe BCB should be realistic & pick someone who will be willing to work on a long term basis. Pybus has nothing to lose if he leaves suddenly, no red mark on his resume. Look at Stuart Law.

  • Dummy4 on October 18, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    I wonder why Bangladesh dont consider sub-continent coaches from India, Pak or SL. After all the culture is the similar and I personally feel Bengalis (whether east or west of the border) would be much more at home with this. Foreign coaches arent necessarily good as they try and impose a work culture thats alien to sub-continental teams. Those countries that are more 'exposed' to foreign ways due to tourism or their own culture (SL for example) or can make the coaches adapt to local ways (India), may find them useful. But Pakistan havent had a good time with foreign coahces after Bob Woolmer either. Sourav Ganguly would be a great coach or even Waqar if he's interested.

  • Sohrab on October 17, 2012, 21:37 GMT

    I wish we had Stuart Law back.....:/

  • Dummy4 on October 17, 2012, 19:22 GMT

    after appointing pybus BD team has lost game with ireland scotland netherland trinidad and tobago very very bad performance. what is the use of pybus? BCB should replace pybus immediatly. BCB should hire high performance, very professsional,energitic and very talented coach from westwindies or fast bowling coach also from westwindies.

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