Richards resigns as Bangladesh’s fielding coach

"The fact is that the BCB and I are going in different directions so I felt it was time to part ways"

“The fact is that the BCB and I are going in different directions so I felt it was time to part ways”

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Bangladesh fielding coach Corey Richards has become the third member of the national team’s coaching staff to tender their resignation in the space of 11 days.

Richards’ decision to step down comes after trainer David Dwyer and head coach Shane Jurgensen both quit from their posts.

Due to this, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have set up a five-member committee to look for suitable replacements.

“I have handed over my resignation to Akram and the required people,” Richards told ESPNcricinfo. “It has been accepted immediately and I will be leaving in a few weeks. The fact is that the BCB and I are going in different directions so I felt it was time to part ways.

“There are a few reasons to take the decision and it has come up over the past few months. The final thing for me was when Shane [Jurgensen] resigned. But I have really enjoyed working with the players, Shane Jurgensen and the coaching staff, and the two programs – batting and fielding departments.”

Richards added that he is now looking for a bigger coaching role.

“I am seeking more head coaching roles and the opportunity for that in Bangladesh doesn’t appear available in the immediate future,” he said. “With the experience and success that I have had in my head coach career to date, I am looking at potential opportunities to continue my development and career.

“The definition of success for a coach is to see the development of players.┬áMominul Haque, Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur [Rahim] are such improved cricketers, and they are learning and trying to be better every day.”

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