Hathurasingha brushes aside Sri Lanka speculation

Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurasinghe brushed aside speculation of leaving Tigers to join Sri Lanka side as he said that he was open to staying beyond 2019 if Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) approached him after the end of his current tenure. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ হাথুরুর ভাবনায় ২০১৯ বিশ্বকাপ]

“It comes down to the success of the job. If the hierarchy thinks I can improve the team further, I will be here. At the same time, working with the same players, it is also easy for them,” said the Sri Lankan.

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He added on the same, “You know what the demand is from the coaches. They get used to the style of coaching. As long as they are improving every day, that’s what matters. It is my job to improve the team,” he added.

Earlier, SLC sources said they were mulling approaching Chandika Hathurusinghe after the exit of Graham Ford.

Meanwhile, Hathurusingha also opened up about the different experienced coaches in the Bangladesh backroom staff.

“MacGill is here for three months to see, and if he is happy and the players are benefiting, it will be long-term. For most of the coaches, it is the same. Working for me is easier because all these guys are good coaches and they know what they are doing. For me it is like giving them the freedom, opportunity and environment to work with the players,” said Hathurusingha.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com