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Bangladesh appoints former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach

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DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh has appointed former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as head coach in a move to boost team spirit after a disappointing performance at the World Twenty20.

Hathurusingha, who last worked as an assistant coach at New South Wales, will replace Shane Jugersen. The Australian resigned after the World T20.

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan announced the decision on Monday ahead of a series against India in June.

Hassan says the country was looking for a high profile coach and Hathurusingha's profile matched that.

Hassan says "our expectation from him is that our team will do better in coming days."

Hassan also says Bangladesh is also looking for specialized coaches for bowling and fielding, and that Mario Villavarayan will take over as strength and conditioning coach.

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