Pybus has not coached a national team since 2003
Richard Pybus has been named the new Bangladesh coach for the next two years, after Stuart Law resigned in April.
Pybus, who is from South Africa and currently 47-years-old, will be Bangladesh’s third coach within a year, since Law, who took over for Jamie Siddons last July, had only been coach for nine months.
Pybus, who used to coach the Pakistan team, is expected to join the team when they tour Zimbabwe next month.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official website, quoted Pybus as saying: “I am delighted at the opportunity of coaching Bangladesh. I am looking forward to getting busy with the boys, 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.”
Pybus, who has not coached a team since 2003, flew down to Bangladesh last month for an interview to become the new coach.
In his coaching career, Pybus coached Pakistan through the 1999 World Cup, before returning to South Africa to coach provincial side Border, until he decided to coach Pakistan once again in 2003, before once again returning to South Africa, where he had coaching stints with Titans and Cape Cobras.
Pybus, had been with the Cape Cobras until March 2012, where he decided to step down and take the a chance at becoming the new coach for Bangladesh.