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Russell Domingo appointed Tigers’ head coach

 Sports Desk

 Published: 03:24 PM, 17 August 2019   Updated: 12:45 PM, 18 August 2019

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Russell Domingo has been appointed as the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. This former South African coach will join the team on August 21. He will serve as the coach of the Bangladesh cricket team for two years.

BCB has already appointed former South African pacer, Charl Langeveldt as the pace bowling coach of Bangladesh while NZ’s cricket legend Daniel Vettori was appointed the spin coach.

BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papan said this at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. He said, initially a two-year contract has been made with him. Of the coaches' shortlists, only Domingo attended physically in the interview.

New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and South Africa's Russell Domingo were in the race of Bangladesh’s coach selection.

BCB interviewed two people. Russell Domingo will replace Steve Rhodes as the coach.

Domingo took over as the coach of the South Africa T20 side in 2012 before he replaced Gary Kirsten in the remaining formats in 2013.

After taking charge as head coach, Domingo picked South Africa to the T20 World Cup semi-final in 2014. And under his coaching, Proteas achieved the One-day World Cup final status in 2015.

He was in charge of the Proteas till 2017 before Otis Gibson. From there, the veteran coach joined the Bangladesh camp.