A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Richard Pybus yet to sign contract with BCB

Pybus agreed to become the coach of Bangladesh in May

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced that they are extremely worried about Richard Pybus, who took over as coach of the national team in May, not signing a contract yet.

The BCB’s cricket operations committee has called on acting CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury to talk with Pybus about the situation.

Pybus had been planning to give the national squad a rest after being knocked out of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, whereby afterwards, they would play in the newly organised first-class National Cricket League, but since the competition was delayed, the BCB want Pybus to start the training programme for the national team earlier than originally scheduled.

Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB media committee said: “He [Richard Pybus] has been asked to come to Bangladesh and sign the contract as soon as possible as there might be legal complications otherwise, as of now, our main aim is to start the national camp for the players. For that we’ll need Pybus to send us a training programme as soon as possible. Our immediate concern is the West Indies tour.”

The BCB have also extended spin bowling consultant Saqlain Mushtaq’s contract till the end of December, meaning that he will be part of the coaching staff during the West Indies tour in November.

Mushtaq, a former Pakistan spin legend, initially agreed to join Bangladesh in July on a three-month contract.

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