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Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen resigns

DHAKA: Shane Jurgensen, the Bangladesh coach, has resigned from his post less than a month after the World T20, where his team won just two out of seven matches, ARY News has learnt.

BCB officials, however, have not ruled out convincing him to stay till his two-year contract ends on February 2015.

BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan, effectively Jurgensen's boss, has already called it an ‘emotional decision’ and that there will be a meeting with the coach when he arrives in the country later this week.

"Just before I entered the board's emergency meeting today, I got a letter from our head coach telling us that he has resigned," Akram said.

"One of the reasons he has given is that he saw in the media that some directors have spoken against him. There was no official communication with him in this regard. I didn't expect such a letter”, he added.

"The head coach has told us that he wants to stay till the India series (in June). It seems to me that it was an emotional decision. He will come to Bangladesh, and we must discuss before we can think of taking any decisions."

There had been talk within the BCB to replace the coaches after Bangladesh's woeful home season. The team managed just one win in the Sri Lanka series, lost all four Asia Cup games and in the World T20, they could only manage wins against Afghanistan and Nepal but lost to Hong Kong.

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