Bangladesh S&C coach resigns to sign with Sunrisers Hyderabad


30th January, 2020 03:15:24 printer

Bangladesh S&C coach resigns to sign with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Bangladesh's long serving strength and conditioning coach Mario Villavarayan has resigned from his post to join Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Sri Lankan was appointed by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in 2014 and has since worked as a trainer with the country's senior men's team.

Mario had submitted his resignation to the board on January 29 and it is understood that the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe will be his last assignment with the national cricket team.

''Yes I have resigned,'' Mario told media on Thursday. ''I have got an offer from Sunrisers Hyderabad and it's too good an opportunity for me to say no,'' he said. ''Definitely I will miss Bangladesh. It's been six great years,'' he said.

According to BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury, Mario wanted to stay and just wanted a leave during the IPL but BCB did not agree as they have T20's against Ireland at that point of time.

"We have three years agreement with Mario and he had to work full time with the national cricket team," Chowdhury said.

"He is looking forward to work in the IPL but we cannot allow any of our full time coaching staff to work in IPL as we can have series or camp at that point of time. So we decided to part ways on mutual understanding,'' he said.