Lankan Hathurusingha to be Bangladesh coach

Lankan Hathurusingha to be Bangladesh coach

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Former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha has left his position as assistant coach of New South Wales in favour of coaching Bangladesh. This will be his first stint as head coach of an international side.
Bangladesh had been contemplating on Shane Jurgensen’s performance as coach when he had submitted his resignation after the World T20. With a series against India scheduled in June, the BCB had been in talks with Hathurusingha among other candidates. Hathurusingha has had experience at the helm of both New South Wales, in the latter half of the 2012-13 season, and Sydney Thunder. New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield in March, their first domestic title since 2008. They reached the final of the Ryobi Cup as well, but lost to Queensland. However, the performance of the Sydney Thunder team remained lacklustre in the Big Bash League.
New South Wales CEO Andrew Jones praised Hathurusingha’s contribution: “Obviously, we are sorry to lose someone of Chandika’s ability, but it is a great opportunity for him and a great recognition of his skills and personal qualities. He has done an outstanding job with both the NSW Blues and the Thunder, and I am delighted that his ability will be given an opportunity on a global stage.”
Hathurusingha had expressed interest towards a role with Sri Lanka, who are also looking for a new head coach after Paul Farbrace agreed to become England’s assistant coach. His tactical acumen was highly prized during his tenure as shadow coach but a disciplinary issue had terminated his association with the side in 2010.
Kumar Sangakkara, then captain of the side, fought against the decision and said Hathurusingha’s “technical and strategic knowledge was second to none of the foreign coaches I have worked with before” and that in the previous year, Hathurusingha had “out-worked, out-thought and out-shone the foreign coaching staff within the system.” -ESPNcricinfo

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