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BCB searching coach for Tigers

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Update: 2014-05-03 06:49:00
BCB searching coach for Tigers

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is searching a new coach for Bangladesh cricket team. 

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: “BCB is looking for replacement to Shane Jurgensen as he is set to leave as Bangladesh coach after the proposed ODI series against India.”

“If anyone wants to leave then there is no reason to keep him as he won't be able to give his 100%,” Nazmul Hassan said. 

“Jurgensen is staying until the India series and in the meantime, possibly by next week, we will hold a board meeting. We will take a decision on whether we will try to stick with him or look for an alternative. But surely, we are looking for a new coach.”

He also said that the BCB had not given any clear message to Jurgensen about the latter's job being under threat. He did not rule out appointing a Bangladeshi coach, but said that would happen only if the board did not find a foreigner to take the job. After becoming a Test nation, the BCB has employed eight foreign coaches with the last three - Stuart Law, Richard Pybus and Jurgensen - resigning midway through their contract.

"When a tournament ends and the performance of the team is not up to the mark, the coach is usually changed, " Hassan said. "On most of the occasions, the coach is changed if the team fails while in some cases the coach steps down. But why he [Jurgensen] has stepped down is still not clear as he was not given any message by the board that he might get the sack.

"If necessary we will give the responsibility to a local coach if we fail to find a replacement for Jurgensen. If we can't hire a foreign coach then we will opt for a local one. But I'm sure the performance of the team won't get any worse than what we have done recently."


BDST: 1645 HRS, MAY 3, 2014

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