Russell Domingo

Russell Domingo
Full name: Russell Craig Domingo
Born/Date of Birthday: 30 August 1974
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Role: Bowler, Coach
Nationality: South African
Role: Bowler, Coach
Past teams coached: Bangladesh national cricket team (since 2019), South Africa national cricket team (2013–2017)

Russell Craig Domingo (born 30 August 1974) is a South African cricket coach and the current head coach of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team. Prior to this he had taken charge of the South African National Cricket Team for Twenty20 Internationals in December 2012, and replaced Gary Kirsten in the remaining formats (Tests and ODIs) in August 2013. He was announced as the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team on 17 August 2019.

Domingo was born in Port Elizabeth to a Coloured family, and played for Eastern Province at colts (junior) level without ever breaking through into the senior team. He gained his first coaching qualification at the age of 22, and at the age of 25 was hired as a youth coach for Eastern Province. Having worked under Hylton Ackerman at South Africa's national academy, Domingo was appointed coach of the South African under-19s team at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The following year, he took over from as the coach of the Warriors franchise, eventually leading the side to victory in the domestic one-day and Twenty20 competitions during the 2009–10 season. Domingo also coached the Warriors at the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Champions League Twenty20, with the franchise losing to the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the former.

In May 2010, Domingo was appointed coach of South Africa A for a tour of Bangladesh. He retained the position when Bangladesh A returned the tour the following year.

As South African cricket team coach
In June 2011, Domingo was appointed assistant coach of the senior national team, under the newly appointed senior coach Gary Kirsten. In December 2012, he took over from Kirsten as South Africa's Twenty20 International coach, with his first series being against New Zealand. At the time of his appointment, he and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson were the only national coaches not to have played professionally. In May 2013, Kirsten announced that he would resign as national coach at the end of July, with Domingo subsequently being announced as his replacement. He has since led South Africa to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Twenty20 and 2015 World Cup, and received a two-year contract extension in September 2014. In August 2017 CSA announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as the new head coach of the Proteas, subsequently relegating Domingo to coaching the SA A team. He was also appointed head coach of the Pretoria Mavericks for the T20 GLOBAL LEAGUE in South Africa.

As head coach of Bangladesh cricket team
Domingo was named Bangladesh head coach on 17 August 2019. He signed for two years. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that Domingo's long-term planning and full-time availability played a big part in their decision. Domingo had been the only candidate to have traveled to Dhaka for his interview, impressing Hassan and some of the directors. Under his coaching Bangladesh beat India, Australia and New Zealand in T20Is for the first time. In august 2021 Bangladesh made a marvelous T20 series victory by 4-1 against Australia for the first time ever under his coaching. In august 2021 BCB extended his term as head coach till 2022 T20 World Cup. On 5 Jan,2022, he helped Bangladesh to their first ever test victory against New Zealand [current World test champions] on New Zealand soil.

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