Khaled Mahmud Sunjon ready to take over as Bangladesh’s next coach
Hathurusingha's exit from the team is not so far since there are talks that he has been finalized as the next coach of the Sri Lankan team.
Updated - Nov 11, 2017 3:06 pm
As current Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusinga has reportedly resigned from his post, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is looking for a new head coach. Now, who will be next coach is the most debated topic in Bangladesh cricket right now.
Hathurusingha’s exit from the team is not so far since there are talks that he has been finalized as the next coach of the Sri Lankan team. It is expected that he will sign a deal with the SLC in the month of January in 2018.
Not a tough task
So, in the wake of this development, former Bangladesh national team cricketer Sunjon aka Khaled Mahmud stated that he is ready to take up the role of head coach for the Tigers. While talking to local media, Sujon said that coaching Bangladesh is not a difficult task.
“I don’t think it is a tough task. Motivation is very important. The plannings have to be good. I don’t know whether I will get the role or not, but if I get then I will try to do my level best,” he said.
Sujon also believes that he has all the necessary elements which are required to coach Bangladesh. “I think I have the practice. I took many challenges before. I have been playing this role for last few years. I have the experience,” opined the former skipper.
When he was asked whether there was lack of communication between the players and coach, the former Test cricketer said, “I don’t think so. The senior players are here for a long time. Sometimes opinions don’t match during team selections, but is something very obvious.”
Meanwhile, during the regime of Hathurusingha, who is a former Sri Lankan cricketer, Bangladesh took a big stride in international cricket. They qualified for the quarterfinal of World Cup 2015 for the first time in their cricket history. At the same, the Tigers defeated India, Pakistan and South Africa at home and were a semi-finalist in the Champions Trophy 2017 a huge milestone for Bangladesh cricket.