While an official decision regarding Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen's resignation is expected to be taken this Monday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) might already have to start preparing find themselves their next head coach. BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon yesterday stated that the board would start their hunt depending on the way things go in the meet on Monday.
The word around the BCB headquarters at Mirpur is that there are very slim chances for Jurgensen to reconsider his decision, as the Australian has reportedly made up his mind. The board however will have a meeting with him this Monday to take a final call. The meeting might also decide on whether Jurgensen will coach the national team for the India series in June.
The focus has gradually shifted from Jurgensen's resignation to the search for Bangladesh's next head coach. Papon, during his interactions with the media in the past week, did say that the board might hire a local coach to replace the Australian. That statement has led to the eruption of several opinions. While a section of the board reckons that it is time for a Bangladeshi coach to take over, many feel that local coaches lack the necessary qualifications.
With nine months to go for the 50-over World Cup, finding a foreign coach in such a short period of time is likely to be a difficult task.
SCORES IN BRIEF
ISLAMI BANK EAST ZONE: 135 all out 69.4 overs (Sadman 33, Kapali 56; Razzak 4-34, Gazi 3-41)
PRIME BANK SOUTH ZONE: 108-1 in 34 overs (Imrul 38, Anamul 59 not out, Soumya 6 not out; Enamul 1-45)
BCB NORTH ZONE: 287-4 in 90 overs (Hamidul 60, Junaed 65, Forhad 109, Naeem 38, Nasir 11 not out, Tanvir 1 not out; Sunny 2-57)