Chandika Hathurusingha returns to Bangladesh Cricket as head coach

The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Tuesday (January 31) that Chandika Hathurusingha has been named the new head coach for a two-year contract. He is set to join the team in February.

“We have appointed Hathurusingha for two years as across the format head coach,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told Cricbuzz.


From 2014 to 2017, the former Sri Lanka all-rounder was the head coach of Bangladesh. He has also held coaching positions with Sri Lanka, Canada, NSW, and the Sydney Thunder.

During his previous tenure as coach, Bangladesh won ODI series against India, Pakistan, and South Africa, as well as Test victories over Sri Lanka, England, and Australia. During his tenure, Bangladesh also advanced to the Champions Trophy semi-finals in 2017.

“It’s an honour to have been given this opportunity to coach the Bangladesh national team once again. I really loved the warmth of the people and the culture of Bangladesh whenever I have been there. I’m looking forward to working with the players once again and enjoy their successes,” he said in a press release.