Head coach Russell Domingo was in talks again after the Tigers’ tour of New Zealand. Even at the end of the series, many started saying that their country was on its way to South Africa, realizing that this was the end of it!
But no, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confidence in this coach. Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations, said on Thursday (January 13th) that Russell Domingo was still there.
His chair is already shaky due to the recent failure of Bangladesh. According to some cricket-related media outlets, rumors of Domingo’s dismissal surfaced in November last year. However, he was asked to continue his duties till the New Zealand series. And so the series was discussed again after the end.
It was heard that after the upcoming BPL, anything could happen before the series against Afghanistan at home. It was said that BCB boss Nazmul Hasan Papon could sit in the meeting on the issue.
After the 2019 ODI World Cup, English coach Steve Rhodes was fired and the team was handed over to Domingo by a board headed by Nazmul Hasan Papon. By 2023, there will be two T20 World Cups and one ODI World Cup. The Proteas coach, who took over in August 2019, had a big challenge ahead of him.
Initially the contract was for 2 years. Which begins with extreme frustration. Bangladesh lost the Test to Afghanistan at home. After that they could not do anything in India and Pakistan tour. Sometimes due to coronavirus did not play on the field for a long time. However, the Tigers did not return to good play under Domingo. The home series against the weaker West Indies and the loss of all matches on the New Zealand tour have been widely criticized.
After a one-day series win against Sri Lanka at home and a tour of Zimbabwe, some relief came back. Domingo kept flying in the sky after losing to Australia and New Zealand by making as many wickets as they wanted in Mirpur. Mahmudullah flew the balloon of confidence with the certificate of African coach and went to play T20 World Cup. No one knows where the balloon went in the hot sun of Oman and UAE. No one wants to look for it in the sky of memory back to Dhaka.
Meanwhile, Otis Gibson has resigned from the post of pace bowling coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and joined the coaching panel of Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Multan Sultan. He will be seen as an assistant coach and bowling coach in the franchise.
On Wednesday (January 12), Multan Sultan shared a post on their social media platform. Where Bangladeshi pace bowling coach Otis Gibson was introduced as their coach. After that, the issue of leaving the responsibility as the coach of Mustafiz-Ebadat came to the fore.
Otis Gibson also confirmed the matter when contacted by Time TV later. He said he has an agreement with the BCB till January 20. After that Gibson’s Bangladesh chapter will end.