Russell Domingo Quits As Bangladesh Head Coach

Updated - 28 Dec 2022, 02:01 PM

Russell Domingo
Russell Domingo (Image Credits: Twitter)

Coach of Bangladesh Russell Domingo has stepped down from his position. Just two days after Bangladesh’s home Test series against India, which the hosts ended up losing 2-0, came to a conclusion, he notified the BCB of his choice on Tuesday. 

After the game, Domingo returned to his hometown in South Africa for the holiday break, but a statement from the BCB’s chairman of cricket operations Jalal Yunus suggested that the BCB was moving on from Russell Domingo. 

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Tamim Iqbal and Russell Domingo. PC- Twitter
Tamim Iqbal and Russell Domingo. PC- Twitter

Bangladesh Moving On From Russell Domingo

“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 in 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.”

Russell Domingo (R). (Credits: Twitter)
Russell Domingo (R). (Credits: Twitter)

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In September 2019, several months once BCB fired Steve Rhodes after the World Cup that year, Domingo took over as head coach. Under his leadership, Bangladesh managed to win ODI series in South Africa, at home against India, T20I series against Australia and New Zealand, a Test in New Zealand (for the first time), and an ODI series in South Africa. 

Bangladesh is seeking to “bring in more coaches” to the system in the new season, BCB president Nazmul Hassan stated on Wednesday during a domestic cricket competition finale in Dhaka. 

Russell Domingo. (Credits: Twitter)
Russell Domingo. (Credits: Twitter)

However, the BCB has made it clear in several remarks over the past few months that they were dissatisfied with Russell Domingo’s lack of aggression in the changing room. 

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