Dhaka: South African Richard Pybus has been named Bangladesh coach for a two-year term, succeeding Australian Stuart Law who resigned in April.
The 47-year-old Pybus will be Bangladesh’s third coach in a year. Law had been in the post for only nine months after succeeding another Australian Jamie Siddons last July.
Pybus, the former Pakistan coach, is expected to join the Bangladesh side before their tour of Zimbabwe next month.
“I am delighted at the opportunity of coaching Bangladesh. I am looking forward to getting busy with the boys,” Pybus was quoted as saying.
“We have an active schedule ahead of us and for me 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.”
Pybus, who hasn’t been in charge of an international side since 2003, had flown to Bangladesh earlier this month to be interviewed for the national coach’s role.
Pybus coached Pakistan in their 1999 World Cup campaign before returning to the South African provincial side Border. He coached Pakistan again until the 2003 World Cup and then had stints with Titans and Cape Cobras of South Africa, and English county side Middlesex.
He was with Cobras of South Africa until March 2012 before deciding to throw his hat into the ring for Bangladesh coach’s job.