Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still awaiting Richard Pybus’ decision regarding the post of the national head coach and has not been involved in talks with any other applicants since his visit this month.
BCB Media and Communications chairman Jalal Younus confirmed the fact at a media briefing held after the emergency board meeting on Thursday.
“We are still waiting on Pybus to let us know his decision but we are hopeful to get to it within the next two or three days,” said Younus.
Prior to the statement, BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal triggered a sense of confusion on the issue. While answering questions on the current state of the coach selection process, Yunus first said that the board was in talks with a few other top applicants, but he was interrupted by the BCB President, who said that the board is in not.
Meanwhile, Mick Newell, the Nottinghamshire director of cricket, confirmed having discussions with BCB. It was learned that though Pybus remains the first choice to replace Stuart Law. But a deal could not be reached due to BCB’s financial issues.
BCB sources informed that Pybus has demanded a monthly salary of $20000 after taxes compared to BCB’s $13000-15000 and has so far slowed down the negotiation.