Domingo lands in Dhaka to take the charge of Tigers

Publish: 8:30 PM, August 20, 2019 | Update: 8:30:PM, August 20, 2019

DHAKA,-Bangladesh’s newly appointed coach Russell Domingo arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday to take the charge of the national cricket team.

He is expected to supervise Tigers ongoing practice session for the one-off Test match against Afghanistan and subsequent tri-nation T20 series involving Zimbabwe and Afghanistan at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium from Wednesday.

Domingo, a former coach of South Africa, has been appointed on a two-year contract.

He was part of a three-man shortlist, which included Mike Hesson and Mickey Arthur, and had been interviewed by the BCB on Aug 7.

After impressing the board with his presentation, Domingo will take over from Khaled Mahmud, who was named the team’s interim coach for the recent tour of Sri Lanka following the departure of Steve Rhodes after a disappointing World Cup 2019 campaign.

He will also work with the Bangladesh ‘A’, high performance and under-19 teams from time to time, said BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon.

With the appointment of Domingo, almost all the coaching roles in the Bangladesh set-up are occupied by South Africans.

BCB had renewed the contracts of batting coach Neil McKenzie and fielding coach Ryan Cook after the 2019 World Cup while former Proteas paceman Charl Langeveldt was recently appointed as the bowling coach.

Both McKenzie and Langeveldt were part of South Africa’s support staff during Domingo’s tenure as head coach of South Africa from 2013 to 2017.

Earlier in the morning Langevelt arrived at Dhaka and the two South African is expected to start their campaign with the national cricketers from tomorrow.