Richard Pybus appointed as Bangladesh head coach

47-year-old Richard Pybus will be given a two-year contract Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: May 30, 2012

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced Richard Pybus as the head coach for their national side for the next two years.

“We have just received his confirmation. Hopefully he will join us by the first week of June,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the acting chief executive officer of BCB was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Pybus appointment has come after the resignation of Stuart Law, who quit in April due to family reasons after being in the job for nine months.

According to the board, 47-year-old Pybus will be given a two-year contract, which can be extended up to the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

He was also the coach of Pakistan cricket team from 1999-2003, and has had coaching stints with South African domestic teams Titans and Cape Cobras and English county side Middlesex.