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Shane will be missed, says Mushfiqur

Shane will be missed, says Mushfiqur

Sports Reporter

A 'good motivator' is the demand from captain Mushfiqur Rahim as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) goes on the hunt for a head coach of the Tigers.
The board has already started the search for the new head coach and also communicated with some candidates following Shane Jurgensen's sudden departure. Speculations have been aplenty about the probable candidates and the latest name to surface is a former Bangladesh coach -- Dav Whatmore. The Australian has just been released by Pakistan. But the BCB seems to have little interest in him.
In the meantime, Whatmore will assist Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and the UAE in their preparations for the 2015 World Cup after joining the ICC High Performance Programme (HPP) in an advisory role.
In the wake of all the speculations, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur said: "The important thing is the new coach needs to settle in our culture and get to know about the players in a very short time. But the most important thing is we need a coach who can motivate us. If we get someone with that personality then our team will improve more. In this level mental issue is more important than skill."
The wicketkeeper-batsman was giving his opinion while talking to reporters yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur where he came to attend the farewell reception of Jurgensen.
Mushfiqur went with the popular saying "life doesn't stop for anybody" when asked whether Jurgensen's departure hurt the team's plans for the 2015 World Cup. But the little man dubbed his former mentor as a good human being.
"I did have the opportunity of closely working with him as the team captain and undoubtedly he is a nice man. I think Bangladesh team needs a friendly man like him who gives everybody equal respect. We will definitely miss him," said Mushfiqur.
"I talked with him after his return but he requested me that it's his personal matter. And it [the decision to resign from the post of the Tigers' head coach] also came from his family. So, you can't say anything more after that. But whatever the Almighty does is the best. You never know when a better thing will happen, only time can say. But ultimately it is us who will have to play and we will try our best to play with responsibility," said a confident Mushfiqur.


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