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Pybus will be given a two-year contract with an option for extension up to the 2015 World Cup. - File Photo

DHAKA: Englishman Richard Pybus has been appointed head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years, the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday.    

“We have just received his confirmation. Hopefully he will join us by the first week of June,” Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the acting chief executive officer of BCB told Reuters. Pybus will replace Australian Stuart Law, who stepped down in April citing family reason after nine months in charge.

The BCB initially said Pybus will be given a two-year contract with an option for further extension up to the World Cup in 2015.

Pybus, who is currently settled in South Africa, has been in negotiations with the BCB since his visit there this month.

Pybus coached Pakistan's national team twice in 1999 and 2003 while he also had stints with Titans and Cape Cobras (South Africa) and English county side Middlesex.

He was in charge of Cobras until March 2012 and had been linked to the South Africa job last year.

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