Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Saturday, has appointed Russell Domingo, the former coach of South Africa, as the head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years.
He has replaced Steve Rhodes whose contract terminated following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
BCB President Nazmul Hasan said about the appointment, “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.”
“He has a wealth of experience and we have been very impressed with his passion and coaching philosophy. He has a clear idea of what is required to take the team forward,”
said BCB President Nazmul Hassan.
Russell, who is currently working as South Africa A coach, provided interview for Bangladesh coach earlier this month.
He, will, therefore, take over the responsibility from the one-off Test against Afghanistan in September. He is expected to arrive in Dhaka on August 21.
44-year old Domingo has said that he is eagerly waiting for the new challenge.
“It is a massive honour 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.
“I look forward to continuing the ongoing development of current players whilst also looking towards the future and developing some new bright stars from within the talent pool of Bangladesh cricket,” he said.
Domingo was in charge of South Africa from 2013 and 2017 and led the Proteas to the semi-finals of the 2014 T20 World Cup and the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Domingo also coached the Warriors franchise in South Africa’s domestic one-day and Twenty20 competitions and at the Champions League Twenty20.
BCB have already renewed the contracts of batting coach Neil McKenzie and bowling coach Charl Langeveldt.
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