Former South Africa team head coach Russell Domingo has been appointed as the new head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made the announcement at a press-conference on Saturday that Domingo has signed a two-year contract and will arrive in the country on 21 August to take charge of the team.
The South African will take over from Steve Rhodes, who was sacked following a disappointing World Cup campaign, where Bangladesh finished eighth with just three wins.
Domingo impressed the BCB with his presentation and planning where he had an eye on the future of Bangladesh cricket and on improving the grassroots structure.
"We have been very impressed with his passion and coaching philosophy," BCB president Nazmul Hassan said in a statement. "He has a clear idea of what is required to take the team forward.”
Domingo said his focus would be on developing the next generation of players from the country.
“I have followed Bangladesh’s progress with keen interest and I am extremely excited to assist the team in reaching the goals that they are capable of. I look forward to continuing the ongoing development of current players whilst also looking towards the future and developing some new bright stars from within the talent pool of Bangladesh cricket,” he said.
The South African coach will have fellow countrymen Neil McKenzie (batting coach) and Charl Langaveldt (fast bowling coach) in his team.