Pybus lands Tigers role
Englishman appointed Bangladesh coach on two-year deal
Last Updated: May 30, 2012 12:00pm
Richard Pybus: Has been appointed Bangladesh coach on a two-year contract
Bangladesh have appointed Englishman Richard Pybus as their new head coach on a two-year contract.
Pybus - who has had two spells as Pakistan coach - follows Stuart Law into the role with Bangladesh, the Australian having stepped down less than 12 months into his two-year deal due to family reasons.
"He (Pybus) will join the Bangladesh team in the first week of June, just before the team travels to Zimbabwe for the tri-nation T20 cricket series," stated Bangladesh cricket spokesman Jalal Yunus.
"He has rich experience as a coach. He visited Bangladesh three weeks back when he spoke with players, board members and support staff. He knows the conditions here very well."
Pybus revealed he was relishing the chance to take the reins, declaring: "I am delighted at the opportunity of coaching Bangladesh.
"I am looking forward to getting busy with the boys.
"The next few months will be about building relationships with the players and the coaching staff and ensuring that the progress made up to the Asia Cup continues."
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Pybus turned to coaching in his mid-twenties after injury brought a premature end to his playing career.
The 47-year-old coached in South Africa before taking over the Pakistan team from 1999-2001 and then again in 2003.