Tigers snap up Pybus
Bangladesh's search for a new coach is over after it was announced that Richard Pybus has been appointed on a two-year deal.
The post became vacant after Australian Stuart Law opted to end his nine-month tenure in April for family reasons and a number of names were linked to the job. Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell admitted he had been contacted by an agent about the job but made it clear earlier this week that he had no intention of quitting Trent Bridge for a spell with the Tigers. But now the speculation is over as Pybus will step into the role "hopefully by the first week of June," according to BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury. The 47-year-old has an extensive coaching CV, with a spell at Border in South Africa before two stints in charge of the Pakistan national side. The Englishman had a brief spell in charge of Middlesex in 2007 before joining Titans for two seasons later that year. He has also coached in the Indian Premier League and his knowledge of Asian conditions may have swayed the Bangladesh authorities in their decision to sign him up for the task of trying to mould the side into one worthy of Test status.