Bangladesh appoints Sri Lankan as head coach

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

Relevant offers

Cricket

Haddin injury more bad news from Australia Firebirds at full strength as T20 games begins Aussie import wants Knights to ride momentum Dizz keeps delivering, striving to catch Chats South Island team hold off North in T20 clash Jesse Ryder signals Cricket World Cup intent Michael Clarke call 'not in the spirit of cricket' Broad denies Pietersen bullying allegation Fitness cloud over Taylor for desert journey Mills looking for form in North vs South game

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.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Do the Black Caps need Jesse Ryder to win the Cricket World Cup?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content