Richard Pybus to return as Bangladesh head coach?

There are few more applicants but most probably Pybus can win the race.

Richard Pybus
Richard Pybus. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh cricket’s head coach position is vacant for the moment as Chandika Hathurusingha has left the side. He had resigned from the position after Bangladesh’s horrible performance during their tour of South Africa. Now, the Asian side is looking for a high-profile coach.

As per the reports on bdcrictime, the former Bangladesh coach Richard Pybus has again shown interest in coaching the side. He already served as the coach for the tigers during the 2012 season but he was there with the side for only four months. The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Pybus couldn’t come to terms after the fourth month and they did not continue after that. He went on a vacation back then and informed the board from there that he doesn’t want to continue coaching the side.


BCB Chairman speaks

Board chairman Akram Khan on Tuesday said, “As its becoming tough to get a high profile coach, we will talk with the 3-4 coaches that we have on our shortlist. We will see their presentation and then the board will decide.”

Pybus arrived in Dhaka last evening to give his presentation to the BCB officials. He met president BCB Nazmul Hassan in Mirpur. Earlier BCB director Jala Yunus had said, “He [Pybus] just made a courtesy call with our president tonight. He is one of the candidates on the shortlist. We are in no hurry because we want someone for the long term. He will give his presentation tomorrow and then we will discuss the terms and conditions in detail”.

“He was the coach of Pakistan. He was also the coach of many club teams in South Africa. He worked for Bangladesh also, so he has the experience. He was also on the short list of India when they were in search of a coach recently,” Yunus concluded. As per reports, there are few more applicants but most probably Pybus can win the race.