Cricket

Pybus quits Bangladesh post

2012-10-24 13:19
Richard Pybus (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Englishman Richard Pybus has quit as coach of Bangladesh's cricket team over contract differences just five months into the job, officials said on Wednesday.

Pybus, 48, told the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) of his decision on Tuesday night, just weeks before the team take on the West Indies in a home series starting in November.

"We have already appointed Shane Jurgensen, the national team's bowling coach, as the interim coach for the team," BCB spokesperson Jalal Yunus said.

Pybus, who had two spells with Pakistan, could not be contacted for comment.

In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, he said the BCB wanted him to spend 320 days a year with the Bangladesh team, a commitment he was not ready to make because of family reasons.

Yunus said differences over some terms in the agreement meant Pybus had coached the team since June without signing a formal contract.

Pybus turned to coaching in his mid-twenties after injury halted his playing ambitions. He coached in South Africa before taking over the Pakistan team between 1999 and 2001 and in 2003.

Australian Jurgensen now has a difficult task to prepare the side less than three weeks before the first Test against the West Indies on November 13.

Pybus previously coached, among other teams, Border, Titans and the Cape Cobras.

 

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