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Ex-Proteas coach Domingo meets BCB high-ups

  • Published at 07:38 pm August 7th, 2019
Russell Domingo and BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury leave the office of BCB president Nazmul Hasan in Dhaka early in July Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Russell Domingo reached the capital in the morning and met BCB president Nazmul Hasan at his private office, along with other board directors

Former South Africa coach Russell Domingo met the Bangladesh Cricket Board high-ups Wednesday in Dhaka regarding the vacancy of the national head coach position. 

BCB media committee chairman Jalal Younus informed that the meeting with Domingo was fruitful. 

The BCB director did not reveal names of the other options the BCB is looking into, but it was learnt that Mike Hesson and Paul Farbrace are also part of the short list.

It is however, understood that the board is mulling appointing Domingo as the next Bangladesh coach only if there are no better options available. 

The BCB is thinking of hiring Domingo mainly as game development coach. 

Domingo reached the capital in the morning and met BCB president Nazmul Hasan at his private office, along with other board directors.

Domingo, one of the BCB favorites to succeed Steve Rhodes, presented his plans on Bangladesh cricket to the BCB decision makers. 

Following almost a three-hour meeting with the BCB high-ups, Domingo left Nazmul’s office premises in a hurry without making any comment to the media. 

The 44-year old is scheduled to leave Dhaka Thursday morning.

“We are in communication with a few coaches who have been short-listed for the post [Bangladesh head coach]. The process for recruiting the next Bangladesh coach is in motion. He [Domingo] visited us for an interview, and we have a couple more as options for the job. The remaining options will visit Dhaka in the next three-four days,” said Younus to the reporters Wednesday.

“He is a highly professional coach and gave us a good presentation. He has worked with South Africa cricket for a long time, and is highly qualified for the Bangladesh job. Now we need to think from our part, and also look into the other options that we have,” informed Younus.

Domingo at present is the South Africa “A” team coach, with a tour to India on the horizon that precedes the Proteas’ T20I and Test series against Virat Kohli’s team.

The 44-year old remains the only South African coach to oversee a Proteas win in the knockout stage of the World Cup when the team eliminated Sri Lanka at the quarter-final stage in Sydney in 2015.

He was in charge of the Proteas for four years from 2013 until 2017. 

Current Bangladesh batting coach Neil McKenzie and recently appointed pace bowling coach Charl Langeveldt were part of Domingo’s support staff during his tenure with the South Africa national team.

The post for the Bangladesh head coach went vacant after the BCB parted ways with Rhodes by mutual understanding after the World Cup 2019. 

Bangladesh finished eighth in the tournament and this made the BCB come to the decision, despite the agreement with Rhodes running till the World T20I 2020.