Sabah Mannan of DOT
Former South Africa coach Russell Domingo has been appointed as the head coach of the Tigers. The decision was made by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after they shortlisted candidates and carried out interviews for the post. Ex-New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson was among the frontrunners for the job but Hesson was bound with the vacant Indian head coach job which is why he was not chosen. Although Board of Control for Cricket in India reappointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team on Friday, BCB remains improbable to be affected by that decision.
The post of the Bangladesh national team’s head coach had been unoccupied since the board cut off ties with Steve Rhodes after the upsetting World Cup.
Domingo played the role of head coach for South Africa’s T20 side in 2012 before he replaced Gary Kirsten in the Tests and ODIs in 2013. He held that position till 2017, when he took over as coach of South Africa and Otis Gibson replaced him as national team head coach.