Former Bangladesh Head Coach Says It was Not Illogical for Him to Resign

Former Bangladesh Head Coach Says It was Not Illogical for Him to Resign

Former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha who resigned from his post pretty recently said that it was not illogical for him to leave the Bangladesh head coach job despite having a contract till the 2019 World Cup. The local media approached Hathrusingha who is the current coach of Sri Lanka who is touring Bangladesh for the tri-nation series for the first time after his resignation from the post.

The former Sri Lankan cricketer stepped down from the role of the Tigers coach last year after a horrific tour of South Africa which saw them losing all seven matches in the tour across all formats. His sudden exit spurred quite a few speculations that why he decided to step down which has been widely discussed among Bangladesh fans ever since. Some reports claimed that he had a sour relation with the cricketers. As per BCB President Nazmul Hasan, Hathrusingha decided to quit from his role post the South Africa tour.

“I do not think it was illogical for me to leave Bangladesh job otherwise I would not have left. Unfortunately, I am not going to go into details about my professional commitment or my dealings with BCB. So I can’t answer that,” Hathrusingha was quoted as saying by the media at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.

Former Bangladesh Head Coach Says It was Not Illogical for Him to Resign

Hathrusingha is not an emotional person, and during an interview, he revealed that the Bangladesh team is also aware of it. Under him, the Bangladesh team scripted some sensational victories especially in the shorter formats which also includes their qualification in the Semi-finals for the ICC Champions Trophy.

“I have been in Bangladesh for three and a half years and probably everyone knows that I am not an emotional person. So there is not much emotion attached (that I have left Bangladesh). I still want Bangladesh to do well and wish the players well because I worked closely with them. Got to know them very well. So I want them to have lots of success in their life and same with the Bangladesh team. But at the same time, this is my job now, I want Sri Lanka to do well,” Hathurusingha said.

It was alleged in the recent past that despite not performing batsman Soumya Sarkar and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed were getting favour from the head coach in their selection. However, Hathrusingha denied all these allegations and said:

“Bangladesh team are not one or two players. They can have another five players missing and still perform. I don’t have favourite players. I have favourite when they perform. You can’t judge Bangladesh team with one or two players. They are important players but it doesn’t mean that it is a one- or two-player team.”

“There’s a lot of information available in cricket these days. The players know each other very well. At the same time there are enough information available. They also know how I plan and think, so there’s no real advantage,” Hathurusingha signed off.

Former Bangladesh Head Coach Says It was Not Illogical for Him to Resign

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