BCB interviews Russell Domingo for head coach post

DHAKA, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) interviewed former South Africa coach Russell Domingo for a role as a head coach, which remains vacant after the board mutually parted ways with Steve Rhodes

following the disappointing performance in World Cup (WC).

Domingo is the first of three coaches for head coach post shortlisted by

BCB to give the interview on Wednesday.

Chairman of BCB Media and Communications Committee Jalal Younus said the

rest of the two coaches will be interviewed very soon.

Younus, however, was reluctant to disclose their names and even the date

when they will be interviewed. We'll try to take the interview of the rest

of the two coaches within very short time. But at the moment I am not in a

position to disclose who those two coaches are and when they will be

interviewed. What I can say is that we'll try to take the interview before

Eid break, Younus said here on Wednesday.

He also disclosed that they are trying to finalize the name of the head

coach within next 10 days.

Younus termed Russell's presentation during his two and half hours long

interview as pleasing.

He presented his future plan with Bangladesh cricket team and I will say

it is quite satisfactory. His background is also good. He is now with South

Africa A team and he was the coach of South African national team. But it's

not the end of the world as I said that we have two coaches also. We'll see

how they present their plan, he added.

Younus, the BCB spokesperson also said that those three coaches were

shortlisted from 12 coaches.

All I can say that we will appoint a coach within this three. There is

little possibility that we will go for another option.

Domingo arrived in the country at 10.40 am and went straight to Beximco

Pharma, the corporate office of BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon.

He is set to leave the country on Thursday.

Domingo took over as the coach of South Africa T20 side in 2012 before he

replaced Gary Kirsten in the remaining formats in 2013. He was in charge of

the Proteas till 2017 before Otis Gibson took over in 2017.

BCB has already appointed former South Africa pacer Charl Langeveldt as

the pace bowling coach of Bangladesh while Daniel Vettori was appointed the

spin coach.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)