Hathurusingha ‘excited’ to be back in Bangladesh

Former Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha says he is “excited” to be back in the Asian country as he prepares his new team, Sri Lanka, for an ODI tri-series which will also involve Zimbabwe.

Hathurusingha quit his post with the Tigers in November to take up the head coaching with his native Sri Lanka, with his departure from the Bangladesh Cricket Board not the most acrimonious of exits.

The Sri Lankan refused to discuss his departure with reporters in Mirpur on Sunday but said he is looking forward to tough games against the hosts.

Hathurusingha said: “I am excited to be back again in Bangladesh. I am looking forward to the series.

“I think it is very challenging for us. Bangladesh has been really competitive at home lately.

“Unfortunately, I am not going to go into details about my professional commitment or my dealings with BCB. So I can’t answer that.”

The opening game of the tournament will be between the hosts and Zimbabwe on Monday with Sri Lanka playing their first game on Wednesday against the African side.