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Nazmul hints extension of Domingo

  • Published at 09:14 pm May 23rd, 2021
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo briefs the media in Mirpur Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Former South Africa cricketer Domingo had recently come under serious scrutiny due to the streak of below par performances of Bangladesh team

Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] president Nazmul Hasan has hinted of renewing contract with national team head coach Russull Domingo.

Former South Africa cricketer Domingo had recently come under serious scrutiny due to the streak of below par performances of Bangladesh team. Bangladesh have not won a game in last 10 matches across all formats and a good number of the players are struggling with the form.

The situation had triggered a wide discussion in the cricket community about the board likely to look for a replacement of Domingo. The speculation has, however, now been swept off as BCB chief Nazmul informed that the board is not looking for a change due to reasons which include the Covid-19 situation and ICC World T20 this year is just months away.

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Nazmul rather thinks it is the players who should be more responsible about the below average performances than the coaching staff. It is understood that the board is likely to extend the contract with Domingo for another year.

“There are two or three issues that we have to look into. First, if we want to renew the contract or not and second is there has to be options if we are not renewing the contract,” said BCB boss Nazmul in the sidelines of the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

“We do not have any such thought amid the Comid-19 pandemic and ahead of a World Cup [World T20]. That’s the reality. The board has now getting involved [with operations of the national team]. We now try to know of things directly from the team,” the BCB chief added.

Nazmul in order to justify his opinion took example of Bangladesh’s batting in the first game against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The BCB head, also a member of the parliament, suggested the coach or the staff have very less to do if the players are not executing properly when in the middle of the field.

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Domingo had first met BCB in 2019 during an interview for the post BCB High Performance head coach. The board however handed him the charge of the national team for a salary of around USD 15000.

The start for Domingo with Bangladesh team was catastrophic as the side recorded Test defeat against a lower ranked Afghanistan at home followed by defeats in tour of India and Pakistan.

Bangladesh have played 31 matches across all formats under Domingo and lost in 18. In Test the side has won just one in eight matches while in ODIs and T20Is have won six matches in each format playing nine and 14 matches respectively.

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