Former Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland fast-bowler Shane Jurgensen has been appointed as head coach of Bangladesh on a permanent basis. The 36 year-old has been Bangladesh’s interim coach since Richard Pybus quit last October and has been appointed for the rest of the year.
Jurgensen has an extensive coaching career that includes a spell as New Zealand’s bowling coach between 2008 and 2010. He took up the same role with Bangladesh in October 2011.
He is the latest in a long line of coaches for Bangladesh with many moving on after relatively short spaces of time complaining of interference from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Richard Pybus cited this as the main factor behind his premature departure after just four months in the job, while his predecessor Stuart Law lasted less than a year.
During his playing career, Jurgensen played 23 first-class and 14 List A matches for Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania between 1998 and 2006, taking 78 wickets. He retired at the end of the 2006-07 season in order to concentrate on his coaching career.
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