After Rhodes mismatch, BCB want Hathurusinghe back


Nazmul Hasan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president, has said that the management is looking to fill the vacant head coach's role with someone who has worked with subcontinent teams before, more so at the national level, reports Cricbuzz. 

Hasan's eligibility standards fuel the noise around Chandika Hathuru­singha's return as Bangladesh's head coach, with Hasan in a way confirming that they indeed have Hathurusingha on the radar, and will pursue his candidacy only after the end of the upcoming Bangladesh-Sri Lanka series.

Perhaps the only roadblock to Hathurusingha returning is his current contract with the Sri Lanka Cricket, which has him bound for 16 more months. 

But it might so happen that Hathurusingha might be asked to step down with other coaching staff in the backdrop of Sri Lanka's dismal show at the World Cup. 

Sports Minister Harin Fernando has said that he expected the entire Sri Lankan coaching staff to step down, taking responsibility for poor World Cup performance, but there's been no official word as yet.

Earlier this month, Steve Rhodes was officially relieved of his duties as Bangladesh's head coach in what was termed as "mutual separation". 

The 55-year-old was appointed only last year in June, with a contract that was understood to last till the World T20 in 2020. 

Speaking about Rhodes a couple of weeks later, Hasan was critical of his methods and his tenure as a coach, stressing on the cultural misalignment between the coach and the team.