Tigers lose fielding coach in exodus

Bangladesh

Bangladesh have lost a third member of their back room staff in less than a fortnight, after fielding coach Corey Richards handed in his resignation in the wake of head coach Shane Jurgensen's exit.

Bangladesh have lost a third member of their back room staff in less than a fortnight, after fielding coach Corey Richards handed in his resignation in the wake of head coach Shane Jurgensen's exit.

Richards cited Jurgensen's decision as one of his motivating factors, while trainer David Dwyer also left the set-up, at the same time as Jurgensen. While he'd enjoyed working with the players, Richards said he no longer saw his future there.

He told Cricinfo: "I have handed over my resignation to Akram and the required people. It has been accepted immediately and I will be leaving in a few weeks.

"The fact is that the BCB and I are going in different directions so I feel it was time to part ways.

"There are a few reasons to take the decision and it has come up over the past few months. The final thing for me was when Shane [Jurgensen] resigned.

"But I have really enjoyed working with the players, Shane Jurgensen and the coaching staff, and the two programs – batting and fielding departments.

"The definition of success for a coach is to see the development of players. Mominul Haque, Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur are such improved cricketers, and they are learning and trying to be better every day."

The former Sydney Sixers coach added of his future plans: "I am seeking more head coaching roles and the opportunity for that in Bangladesh doesn't appear available in the immediate future.

"With the experience and success that I have had in my head coach career to date, I am looking at potential opportunities to continue my development and career."

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