Jurgensen set to be Tigers’ acting coachStaff Correspondent
National cricket team’s bowling coach Shane Jurgensen is all set to take the position of interim coach till Bangladesh get the replacement of Stuart Law, said the officials of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday.
BCB face a race against time to appoint a new coach after Zimbabwe accepted its proposal to turn their June’s bilateral series against South Africa into a tri-series with Tigers being the third team.
The cricket operations committee acknowledged the tour in a meeting on Saturday and forwarded the proposal to the BCB for formal approval.
The committee also recommended Jurgensen as the interim coach for the Tigers.
BCB released Law despite the Australian being under contract with the Board until June 30 as the Zimbabwe tour was then out of the equation.
‘We approved the tour to Zimbabwe and Ireland and proposed it to the board for approval. We also proposed the name of Jurgensen as the interim coach as we cannot have the service of Stuart Law,’ said Enayet Hossain, BCB’s cricket operations chairman.
It was learnt that a 27-member squad will go through a conditioning camp from May 20 as part of preparation for the tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa that starts in Harare on June 24.
At the end of July, Bangladesh are set to travel to Ireland and Scotland after Cricket Ireland secured some funding from the ICC’s High Performance Programme as well as from ICC Europe.
Former national captain Mohammad Ashraful is likely to return to the national fold with the preliminary squad after he was left out in the Asia Cup.
Sohrawardi Shuvo is likely to face the chop as four left-arm spinners- Sakib al Hasan, Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque jr and Elias Sunny are lining up to make it in the squad.
The last few days of the conditioning camp will be held in Khulna, said the BCB officials.
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