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Bangladesh cricket coach Hathurusingha resigns

Bangladesh cricket coach Hathurusingha resigns

Chandika Hathurusingha, the head coach of Bangladesh's national cricket team has resigned, the sport's board said Thursday, amid reports of his taking charge of the Sri Lankan team.

Bangladesh national cricket team's head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has resigned. The news spread on Thursday (Nov 10) following reports in the Sri Lankan media.

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan informed the senior cricketers about Hathurisingha's resignation and later confirmed the media in the evening.

Nazmul said Hathurusingha sent the resignation letter in the beginning of October. The BCB chief said the head coach did not mension any reason to his decision in the letter.

According to a source, Hathurusingha, currently on leave, has not responded to any communications made by the board in the last few days.

Hathurusingha took charge of the Tigers in June 2014. He was given the contract for the 2019 World Cup when the board retained him for the second term.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan media have reported that the country's cricket authorities offered him the same amount and facilities as Bangladesh were giving him.

In the three years of the Sri Lankan, Bangladesh made much progress, especially in one-day international. Mashrafe Mortaza's team played the quarterfinals in the 2015 World Cup and semifinals of the Champions Trophy this year. 

Bangladesh also made improvement in ODI rankings by beating India, Pakistan, and South Africa at home. In Test, Bangladesh snatched first victory over England and Australia at home and Sri Lanka in their soil.

However, the Tigers suffered frustrating result in all the format of cricket series in the last South Africa tour.