Hathurusingha retained as Tigers coach


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have confirmed that head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has extended his contract with the national side until 2019.

The decision was approved at a BCB board meeting on Sunday with assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage, fielding coach Richard Halsall and fitness and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan also retained for another three years.

Hathurusingha, who has been in charge of the Tigers since July 2014, has also been added to the selection committee n a revamp of the country's cricket processes.

Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mayhem and BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan will join the coach on a six-man selection panel, headed by Faruque Ahmed and also including Sajjad Ahmed and Minhajul Abedin.

BCB president, Nazmul Hassan, said of the new process: "We have only legalised the current process.  

"The cricket operations committee chairman will call the meeting with the selectors, coach and manager. The coach will give his strategic input, if he has any. The manager will give his and the captain's input."