Bangladesh news May 1, 2014

Decision to quit not an emotional one - Jurgensen

Shane Jurgensen has said that his resignation as Bangladesh coach was well thought out, and not an emotional one. He arrived in Dhaka on Thursday, three days after informing the BCB of his decision to quit.

"I won't be able to comment since I want to talk to the BCB first in a couple of days' time. But it was not an emotional decision. A serious decision like that is not emotional at all," Jurgensen told reporters at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

"The people who know me quite well will know it will have to be a build of a number of things over a period of time. I have looked at my life in general, with my wife and kids. I took a step back, and have a think about a lot of different things."

In his letter to the BCB, Jurgensen said he was irked by recent comments in the media by some board directors who have talked about looking for a batting-oriented coach. He has set his sights on the upcoming ODI series against India, scheduled for June, after he has discussed the resignation with BCB officials over the next few days. But he refused to comment on ending his role with Bangladesh.

"What is important now is to meet some people I have worked with. I want to talk through the issues. For me the priority is to sort out the ODI series against India, so that's what I am looking at," he said.

BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan had termed Jurgensen's decision an emotional one. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hoped that Jurgensen would reverse his decision.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • Dummy4 on May 4, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Wrong way BCB is moving. and the personal who are controlling BD cricket for the last 15 years i can say they failed overall. Jurgenson was the best motivator for BD team till date that's why he was successful with BD consistent performance. He had given lots of freedom towards his player. I do not see under any other coaches BD performed like that. specially against w indies, Srilanka and Nz tour. Our captain was little bit responsible for creating an unnecessary panic situations by controversial comments during Asia Cup and T20 world cup. that could be a reason for BD team performed so badly. ICC revamp, pressure situations in home condition was also responsible. I think BD cricket should stop organizing world event instead they should work hard for domestic cricket standard and world class cricket academies. Otherwise another 10 years with 10 best coaches can not do anything regarding BD's cricket development.

  • sadequl on May 3, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    We are still missing you Gordon Greenidge & Dave whitmore as Bangladesh's coach.

  • Dik on May 2, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    Emotional or not, I hope he quits. Enough with cruse control. Someone gotta take charge.

  • Dummy4 on May 1, 2014, 21:22 GMT

    It's not because of him that the team lost numerous matches this year, it's pointless to blame him. It's already a sad moment for the team and his resignation will worsen the situation. It's like you get an F in English and above all, you are so arrogant that you blame your english teacher. Not only Mushfiq, everyone should stand against this.

  • Zakirul on May 1, 2014, 17:31 GMT

    If it is not emotional, he could have easily stayed till the 2015 WC.

  • Amir on May 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    I think abcdef's comment was born out of frustration. Our professional cricketers and BCB has not shown sustained improvement. We have had some success followed by failures. Until we see a competitive team that can consistently beat teams ranked 5-9 and occasionally upset the higher ranked team, we will always have frustration. By now we should have been there in ODIs. Test is harder because we do not play enough of it to improve and in this culture of T20 cricket, it will be even harder to bring that about.

  • Dummy4 on May 1, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    Whenever I go through the comments section on any article, website, I get to see the negative effects of the internet. Internet has been the greatest liberator for humanity. It has expanded the knowledge-base of humanity at a breathtaking pace. Unfortunately Internet also brings out the trollish behavior in people. People feel obliged to leave authoritative comments on issues that they have no idea about. 95% of the comments are very shortsighted without proper understanding of the underlying topic. It pains me to see, as a Bangladeshi, that a lot of the Bangladeshi cricket fans fall into that category. I wish there could be a way to block people from using their computer if they make shortsighted comments. I am looking at you "abcdef_12345".

  • mohammad on May 1, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    Thank you Mr. Jurgension for quitting as Bangladesh coach.

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