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Russell Domingo Resigns As Bangladesh Head Coach

Bangladesh Head Coach Russell Domingo steps down from the post following Bangladesh’s test defeat against India at home.

Russell Domingo Resigns As Bangladesh Head Coach

Prior to this Russell Domingo had taken charge of the South African National Cricket Team for T20I in December 2012 and replaced Gary Kirsten in the remaining formats (Tests and ODIs) in August 2013.

Domingo was part of the Proteas setup from 2011 to 2017, having begun as the assistant coach before eventually taking over from head coach Gary Kirsten after his departure.

Domingo was named Bangladesh’s head coach on 17 August 2019. He signed for two years. Domingo informed the BCB of his decision on Tuesday, just two days after Bangladesh’s home Test series against India – which the hosts lost 2-0 – ended.

On Wednesday during a local cricket tournament final in Dhaka, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that Bangladesh were looking to “bring in more coaches” into the set-up in the new year.

“We need a coach who has an impact and influence on the team,” Yunus told reporters shortly after the Dhaka Test.

“You will soon see some changes. We are trying. We want a very strong team that can play quality and highly competitive team. We went close to beating India but it is tough to beat this team. We beat England and Australia on this ground, but India is a tougher side in these conditions.

“In the mainstream, motivation is important. We don’t just want a good coach, but he has to be a mentor. There’s less scope to teach them skills at this level, but the coach needs to review performances with the players after a series.”

But the BCB, through many statements over the last few months, have indicated that they were unhappy with Domingo for not being aggressive enough in the dressing room.

Under him, Bangladesh won the T20I series against Australia and New Zealand at home, a Test in New Zealand (for the first time), an ODI series win in South Africa and at home against India.

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