Richard Pybus Named As New Bangladesh Coach

Richard Pybus Named As New Bangladesh Coach
Richard Pybus Named As New Bangladesh Coach
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Former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus has been named as the new head coach of Bangladesh and he will replace Australian Stuart Law.

Law will leave the job in June having opted to stand down one year into his two-year contract while Pybus has signed a two-year deal.

"I am delighted at the opportunity of coaching Bangladesh. I am looking forward to getting busy with the boys," a statement from Pybus on the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) website said.

"We have an active schedule ahead of us and for me the next few months will be about building relationships with the players and the coaching staff and ensuring that the progress made up to the Asia Cup continues."

Bangladesh finished as runners-up to Pakistan in the Asia Cup earlier this year, going down by just two runs having beaten India and Sri Lanka on their way to the final in front of their home crowd.

Since then, they have been out of action as a tour to Pakistan was cancelled on due to security concerns and a proposed tour of South Africa was rejected.

Pybus, who led the Pakistan side between 1999 and 2001 and then again in 2003, leading them to the World Cup in South Africa, will join up with the squad ahead of a Twenty20 International tri-nations tournament in Zimbabwe next month.

The 47-year-old has also coached the Titans and Cobras in South Africa, Middlesex in England and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

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