Shane Jurgensen, the former Australian player who was the coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team, has resigned from his post following the successive poor performances of the cricket team.

The resignation letter from him has been acknowledged by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, which signifies that the search for a new coach has started sometime ago.

Jurgensen got appointed as the full time coach in February 2013. Before that he was doing the interim job with success for one series, against West Indies, in 2012. He got assigned with two-year contract that would be until the 2015 World Cup, but the recent result of Bangladesh makes it quite difficult for him to continue with this role.

Bangladesh got smashed by the Lankans in the beginning of this year in the first Test, though they fought back and drew the match in Chittagong later. Notwithstanding, they lost both the ODIs and the T20 with a narrow margin. They got four defeats in the Asia Cup last month, out of which one had come from the Afghanistan. What is more shocking; they got beaten by the Hong Kong in the first round in the World Twenty20 earlier this month.

This miserable result has already incorporated the fact that the cricket board already started looking for a new coach with international experience before the World Cup next year. ESPNcricinfo has confirmed that the board, this time, is searching for someone with a batting background.

Bangladesh has three-match ODI series against India in the middle of June and they need to find a coach before the time. The board may also delve into acquiring short-term specialised advisor from amid the recent crop of retired international players.

 

 

 

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