Jurgensen steps down as Bangladesh head coach

"One of the reasons he has given is that he saw in the media that some directors have spoken against him"

“One of the reasons he has given is that he saw in the media that some directors have spoken against him”

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

Bangladesh head coach Shane Jurgensen has announced his resignation following the national team’s disastrous performance in the World Twenty20, which was held in their own backyard.

Bangladesh only won two out of the seven matches they played in the tournament.

“Just before I entered the board’s emergency meeting, I got a letter from our head coach telling us that he has resigned,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan said. “One of the reasons he has given is that he saw in the media that some directors have spoken against him. There was no official communication with him in this regard. I didn’t expect such a letter.

“The head coach has told us that he wants to stay till the India series (in June). It seems to me that it was an emotional decision. He will come to Bangladesh, and we must discuss before we can think of taking any decisions.”

Some BCB directors, who refused to be named, told ESPNcricinfo that they wanted a coach with a batting background.

Jurgensen was a pace bowler who represented three domestic teams in Australia.

However, Khan was disgusted with the views of the directors, and said: “I don’t think people should talk in this manner. The board president will take the decision. There was no official discussion, so it doesn’t help Bangladesh cricket when this sort of talk happens.

“It has happened before, which I feel has always affected the players and coaching staff. After such bad performances recently, discussions were bound to happen at all levels. But we didn’t make anything official.”

Leave a Reply