Bangladesh appoints Sri Lankan as head coach

Last updated 07:54 20/05/2014
Chandika Hathurusingha
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HEAD COACH: Chandika Hathurusingha gives instruction to NSW players in his last role before taking on the top job in Bangladesh.

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Former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha will take over as Bangladesh coach on a two-year contract, local cricket board chief Nazmul Hassan says.

This would be Hathurusingha's first stint in charge of an international side, replacing Australian Shane Jurgensen who stepped down last month following the team's string of poor performances.

''He will take up the new role next month,'' Hassan said, adding the board was also looking for bowling and fielding coaches.

Hathurusingha, who played 26 tests and 35 one-day internationals in the 1990s, had been working as the assistant coach with New South Wales.

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