No point for me to stay: Mahmud
Just when Jamie Siddon's coaching staff was shaping up to have an all-round feel, one of the vital cogs fell away as assistant coach Khaled Mahmud tendered his resignation to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) recently.
Almost every base was being particularly covered ahead of the 2011 World Cup after the inclusion of fielding coach Julian Fountain and bowling coach Ian Pont but the resignation of Mahmud has suddenly brought some crisis to the Jamie Siddons tent.
"I have tendered my resignation as I am not enjoying my role in the team. Actually there is no specific work for me in the team as an assistant coach so there is no point for me to continue the job here," revealed Mahmud.
Though the former national skipper was not ready to give the details, it was learnt that he was not happy with the treatment he received from Siddons, and was displeased with the salary as well.
The Australian however got surprised when he heard the news from the reporters after the training at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday and then had a long chat with Mahmud regarding the issue.
Mahmud gave his letter on September 5 but the board is yet to officially receive it as they have been pursuing him to change his decision.
"We believe he will change his decision because we want to keep him in the national side. He could easily talk with the concerned authorities before submitting his resignation letter. We definitely should look into the matter if he has some grievances," said BCB's media committee chairman Jalal Yunus.
"I'm hopeful that the problem will be solved soon," he added.
But Mahmud said that he is determined with his decision. "There is no chance that I will change my decision. Even I am not interested to be involve in any other job in the board right now," said a resolute Mahmud.
Mahmud is now working in the notice period that will continue till October 4.