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