Bangladesh news October 19, 2012

Pybus told to decide Bangladesh future by Oct 24

Richard Pybus has been given time till October 24 to decide if he wants to continue as the Bangladesh coach for the forthcoming West Indies series. The Bangladesh Cricket Board has written to him, the outgoing chief Mustafa Kamal said on his last day at the board headquarters.

"The BCB will write to him officially to come before our West Indies series. If he doesn't decide to come then we will take a decision based on his action," Kamal said, flanked by Nazmul Hassan, the man succeeding him as the BCB president, after a five-hour meeting on Friday. Kamal had to chair the meeting as issues such as the one concerning Pybus and the Bangladesh Premier League franchises' non-payment remain unresolved. Kamal, however, said that both issues will be tackled in the October 24 meeting, which he will also attend.

"We will have another meeting on October 24. There have been family issues with Pybus. He hasn't been able to convince his family to come here. We can't agree to his demands. We can't give him long leaves just for him to meet his family abroad. He is a professional coach, but we can't make this provision for him.

"If he doesn't come then we'll have to appoint someone else. I don't think it'll be a good idea to appoint Richard McInnes as it will disturb the development aspect of the BCB," Kamal said, contradicting his earlier statement that the Australian could be appointed on a short-term basis.

The other urgent issue for the BCB is the continuous failure of the BPL franchises to complete payments to all players who took part in the Twenty20 competition. It was announced earlier that teams who do not complete payments will be re-auctioned on November 7, but there are 54 cricketers who have remained unpaid including six overseas ones. The board will review the teams' payment details in its next meeting, Kamal said, which will be four days after the deadline of October 20.

"We have asked the franchises to make themselves updated in all areas. They should complete all the payments. We gave them a date till October 20, to complete all their payments, foreign or local.

"If they don't, then we will take a decision on October 24 regarding BCB's relationship with these teams. We won't want the BPL's value to be diluted, this is a cricket board's property and we want this to run properly."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Bangladesh

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  • Enamul on October 20, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Its better to go for a hard decision about PYBUS. He seems no to be with cricket with full concentration which is harmful for our cricket. Let him hang on his own family matters and leave our cricket to someone dedicated to the game. A national team can not suffer for someones personal or family issues.

  • Richard on October 20, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Well I think you guys need to check your facts. Gary Kirsten and his South African assistants successfully coached India to world cup glory, Greg Chappell was an abject failure, Graeme Ford currently coaches Sri Lanka, Micky Arthur coaches Australia, Duncan Fletcher India, Andy Flower England. These coaches are all Southern African and are successful with sub continent sides or other national teams. South Africa have a successful record in the subcontinent by the way. Jamie Siddons didn't do much for Bangladesh and neither did Tim Neilsen for Australia. It is the ability of the coach and whether his style is able to get the best out of the players. At the end of the day you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!

  • Masud on October 20, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    NO I believe Indian or Pak coaches would be better suit for Bangladesh unless we got a good once from Australia. Try to catch some new blood from India like Saurav or Rahul Dravid etc.

  • shameem on October 19, 2012, 22:49 GMT

    Coaches from Australia are highly professional. BCB should stick on Aussie coaches to improve further.

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    Forget about Pybus, try to use McInnes for short term basis. For long term please try to bring Trevor Bayliss or Tim Nielsen as well as a new batting coach and a new fielding coach. Also try to bring a full time coach for A team. Ian Pont could be a great choice.

  • Muhammad Rakibul on October 19, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    BCB can appoint new coach either 4m Asia or 4m Australia. It has been seen that English & South Africans don't feel comfort in Sub-continental cricket environment. That's why most coaches of South Asian teams either 4m their countries or 4m Australia.

  • Dummy4 on October 19, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    Move on and forget about Pybus and use McInnes like the article mentions on a short term bases because Bangladesh have a series coming up and just before that NCL where players need to prepare themselves. Disruptions are no good for them..

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