Hathurusingha gets extension until 2019 WC

20 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has extended the contract of Tigers’ Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha until 2019 World Cup apparently for his successful stint in the last two years.

The Board of Directors of BCB approved the decision at a meeting held on Sunday at the home of Bangladesh Cricket in Mirpur with BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon in the chair.

Bangladesh’s Assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage, fielding coach Richard Halsall and fitness and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan were also retained for another three years.

Chandika Hathurusingha, who was appointed head coach in May, 2014, will also find a place in the six-man selection committee along with Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud Sujon and BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan.

The meeting approved the two-tier six-member national selection penal with former Bangladesh batsman and junior selector Sajjad Ahmed was promoted to the three-man national selection panel under Faruque Ahmed.

He replaced former Bangladesh captain and national selector Habibul Bashar, who was given the charge of Bangladesh women's cricket team’s charge. But Minhajul Abedin retained his place as a senior selector in the panel.

The national squad will first be picked by a three-member panel headed by Faruque Ahmed. Then it will pass it on to the six-member selection committee for their views and finally submit it to the BCB president.

Former Bangladesh players Hannan Sarkar and Hasibul Hossain Shanta have also been made junior selectors.

The board meeting expressed dissatisfaction over the abandonment of Abahani-Prime Doleshwar Premier League match and formed a four-member committee to look into the matter. The committee has been asked to submit its report within 72 hours.

The committee members are Nazmul Karim (Umpires Committee), Sheikh Sohel (Disciplinary Committee), Athar Ali Khan (Technical Committee) and Raquibul Hasan (Match Referee).

The meeting directed the defaulting clubs of Premier Cricket League to clear all back pays of players within 72 hours, warning of punitive actions otherwise.

The board also formed a four-member bowling action review committee with Jalal Younus as its chairman and Dipu Rai Chowdhury, Omar Kahled Rumi and Golam Faruq Suru as members.

The meeting decided to start the Bangladesh Premier League from November 6 and asked the BPL franchised team Sylhet Super Star to pay arrears to players within 72 hours or to face music.

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