Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shane’s new assignment is A team

Bangladesh cricket team’s head coach Shane Jurgensen will take charge of the Bangladesh A team for their upcoming England tour.
Jurgensen, who left Dhaka last night for Australia, will supervise the camp from June 9 after returning from home on June 7. The second string Bangladesh side will fly out for England on August 2 to play eight limited-over matches.
“I met Shane and three selectors — Akram Khan, Minhazul Abedin and Habibul Bashar — today to discuss our next course of action. As the national team don’t have any assignment until the home series against New Zealand in October, that’s why we have decided to give Shane the charge [of the A team],” informed Enayet Hossain Siraj, chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations committee.
“We may send a 21-member team to England and we are planning to send at least 18 players and that’s why we are planning to send Shane as a coach-cum-manager of the team. The camp will start with 25 players and we have a plan to accommodate as many young national players as possible in the A team,” he added.