Russell Domingo is the new head coach of Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named South Africa's Russell Domingo as the new head coach of the national team. The South African replaces Englishman Steve Rhodes. Domingo has agreed to a two-year term with the BCB. The 44-year-old is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge of the side. Here are the details.
Domingo pips Hesson and Arthur
Domingo was part of a three-man shortlist that included Mike Hesson and Mickey Arthur. Arthur was recently sacked as the head coach of Pakistan. The BCB had earlier decided against renewing the contract of Steve Rhodes following the ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Domingo has a big task up his sleeves and will need to bring a new identity.
BCB outlines the reasons behind Domingo's selection
"We have decided to pick Russell as he will be available. There were other candidates but we wanted someone who could be available for us and certainly, he has got the experience. We want a coach who can have a long term plan and he fits that because he is not interested to take leave," said BCB president Nazmul Hasan.
Bangladesh have some strong names in coaching staff
Bangladesh had renewed the contract of batting coach Neil McKenzie and also appointed former South Africa pacer Charl Langeveldt as the pace bowling coach. They also roped in former New Zealand stalwart Daniel Vettori as the spin coach. Both McKenzie and Langeveldt had earlier worked with Domingo as part of the South Africa coaching staff.
'It is a massive honor to be appointed head coach'
"It is a massive honor to be appointed the head coach of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team. I have followed Bangladesh's progress with keen interest and I am extremely excited to assist the team in reaching the goals that they are capable of," said Domingo.
Domingo boasts of solid experience under his belt
Domingo was appointed as South Africa's assistant coach in June 2011. He worked under Gary Kirsten. He was named as South Africa's coach for the T20Is in December 2012. Domingo replaced Kirsten across formats in May 2013. He was in charge of SA until 2017. During his tenure, SA reached the semi-finals of 2014 WT20 and the 2015 World Cup as well.