Russell Domingo named Bangladesh new coach
Russell Domingo has been appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan at a press briefing on Saturday announced the name of Domingo as the new coach of the Tigers.
BCB has entered into a two-year agreement with the 44-year-old South Africa's former coach. He is expected to arrive in Dhaka on August 21 to take charge of the National Team.
BCB president said Domingo’s vision for Bangladesh made him the ideal candidate for the role: “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.”
According to BCB, Domingo had played junior cricket for Eastern Province before moving into coaching at an early age. He became South Africa Under 19 coach for the 2004 ICC Under19 World Cup in Bangladesh. In 2010, Domingo was made the coach of South Africa A for the tour of Bangladesh.
Domingo was appointed Assistant Coach of the South Africa National Team in 2011 and took over from Gary Kirsten as coach of the T20 squad in December 2012 before replacing Kirsten as National Team Head Coach in 2013, a post he held up to 2017.
He has led South Africa to semifinals of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Domingo has also coached the Warriors franchise in South Africa’s domestic one-day and Twenty20 competitions and at the Champions League Twenty20.