BCB Appoints Russell Domingo As The New Head Coach Of Bangladesh Men’s

Ross Houston
August 18, 2019

The board president further added that Domingo understood the senior team's requirement of winning more in foreign conditions.

Russel will serve as Bangladesh Coach for two years.

BCB director and former skipper Khaled Mahmud took temporary charge during a 0-3 defeat to Sri Lanka in a three-match One-day global series in late July.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced their decision on Saturday saying they were impressed with Domingo's coaching philosophy and he has the requisite experience to the lead the side post their below-par performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

He is now, with a sense of optimism, appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh Cricket team. He says he is very keen to work with the boys and didn't want any holiday break.

The 44-year-old has agreed to a two-year term with the BCB and is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge.

In a statement released by the BCB, Domingo said he was eagerly looking ahead to his new challenge.

"He said that Bangladesh are unstoppable at home but they also have a hard time when they play in places like South Africa, England and Australia".

"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".

After another successful stint with the Warriors franchise during the 2009-10 season, Domingo was appointed as the South Africa A coach in 2010, before eventually breaking in to coach the team which he had failed to break in as a player. Under Domingo, South Africa reached the semi-finals of the 2014 T20 World Cup and the 2015 ODI World Cup. Gary Kirsten's first significant coaching position was as batting consultant to the Warriors when Russell was in charge there and he has gone on to be a World Cup victor.

Domingo was part of a three-man shortlist for the job, which included former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, and Mickey Arthur, who was recently let go by Pakistan.

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