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Richard Pybus on shortlist to be Tigers' coach

Richard Pybus on shortlist to be Tigers' coach

Richard Pybus arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday (Dec 5) to be interviewed for the position of Tigers' head coach. He is no stranger to the role, having been in charge for a few brief months in 2012.

Pybus, who was seen sitting with Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon and watching the second BPL game of the day at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, is on a shortlist of candidates the BCB is hoping to meet in the near future.  Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons is one among that list.

Pybus was Bangladesh's head coach from June to October 2012 before he left, rather unceremoniously, due to issues relating to his 'contract' and 'interference' from the BCB directors. Pybus has also served as director of cricket for West Indies.

The Bangladesh head coach position has been vacant since Chandika Hathurusingha tendered his resignation in October this year. However, neither the BCB nor Hathurusingha has revealed the exact reason for the development.