The Australian coach cited family issues as the reason behind his resignation from the three-year long job
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has parted ways with BCB high-performance coach Simon Helmot.
Although the Australian coach cited family issues as the reason behind his resignation from the three-year long job, sources said Helmot was unhappy with the board taking a long time to decide on the renewal of his contract, which had ended recently.
According to board sources, an influential BCB director was not in favor of renewing the contract with Helmot, leading to the delay in the decision.
“The board has parted ways with Helmot on mutual understanding. We would like to thank him for his service to Bangladesh cricket in the last three years and wish him luck for his future endeavors,” BCB director Jalal Younus told Dhaka Tribune Monday.
Following his decision to resign from the Bangladesh job, Helmot said: “I would have loved to have stayed, but time and family commitments made it difficult. I would welcome the opportunity to reconnect with Bangladesh cricket in the future, as there is lots of work to be done, especially at the HP and A level. I enjoyed working with all the players and coaches. We developed many players to the national level.”
Helmot had been appointed as head coach of the BCB HP team in June 2016.