Domingo Tigers’ new head coach
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) penned deal with former South African head coach Russell Craig Domingo for the next two years as the head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team. The contract will come into effect on August 21, informed the apex body of Bangladesh cricket officially on Saturday.
Domingo, 44, visited Dhaka on August 7 and delivered his presentation during two and a half hours long interview to the BCB authorities. BCB found his planning satisfactory but took time to announce the name since three more hot contenders were yet to give interview.
The genius gained coaching certificate at the age of 22 and was in the BCB's shortlist with Mike Hesson, Grant Flower and Hathuru Singha. The most preferred New Zealand born coach Mike Hesson slipped couple of BCB's appointments as the BCB picked Proteas man to coach Bangladesh.
Domingo coached South Africa's national T20 side in 2012, who later on succeeded Gary Kirsten in the remaining formats in 2013 and remained in charge of the Proteas till 2017. He is a popular master in South Africa domestic cricket and is currently coaching the South Africa- A team and age level players.
The 12th coach of Bangladesh national cricket team will start functioning from the forthcoming one off Test series against Afghanistan.
The post of Tigers headmaster went vacant as BCB retrenched their head coach Steve Rhodes after World Cup fiasco in July. They were also unlikely to renew the contract with their bowling coach duo Courtney Walsh and Sunil Joshi. But renewed the contracts with two South Africans in previous coaching panel, batting coach Neil McKenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook.
Immediately after trimming the coaching staff, Bangladesh cricket team visited Sri Lanka appointing Khaled Mahmud as interim head coach while HP team coaches Wasim Jaffer and Champaka Ramanayake were picked with batting and bowling coaching responsibilities. But they returned home accompanying whitewash disgrace from Sri Lanka.
However, before appointing Domingo, the BCB recruited former South African pacer Charl Langeveldt and ex- New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori as respective bowling coaches in couple of weeks back.
Domingo's picking thus, has given a South Africa dependent coaching troop to Bangladesh since McKenzie, Langeveldt and Cook are also Domingo's home boys. It is to be noted that both McKenzie and Langeveldt were the parts of Domingo's Proteas support staff during his tenure with the South Africa national team.