Hathurusingha Appointed Bangladesh Coach

Bangladesh players run between the wickets
Chandika Hathurusingha will take charge of Bangladesh in June
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Former Sri Lankan international and assistant coach Chandika Hathurusingha will take over as head coach of Bangladesh in June, replacing Shane Jurgensen.

He has been handed a two-year contract and will take charge of the team for the first time as they host India for a series of three One-Day Internationals in Dhaka in June.

Hathurusingha, who played 26 Tests and 35 ODIs for Sri Lanka between 1991 and 1999, has worked with Canada, New South Wales, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 'A', Sydney Thunder and the United Arab Emirates.

He worked as a batting coach and assistant to head coach Trevor Bayliss with the Sri Lankan national team from 2009 until 2010, working with players including Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews and Thilina Kandamby.

"Chandika Hathurusingha is appointed as the Head Coach of Bangladesh Cricket Team for 2 years starting from June 2014 and will join Mushfiq and his boys before the three-match ODI series against India begins at Mirpur on the 15th of June," a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement confirmed.

© Cricket World 2014

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19th June: 3rd ODI, Dhaka
India 119-9 (Shakib Al Hasan 3-27) v Bangladesh
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