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Domingo all set to have contract extension

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 19th October, 2021 06:41:38 PM
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Bangladesh national cricket team head coach Russell Domingo is all set to have a contract extension, subject to Tigers’ performance in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE.

There were speculations that BCB is looking for another head coach as they were not ready to extend Domingo’s contract but after their recent T20 success, BCB decided to think otherwise about his contract extension.

A top BCB official insisted that though they have made up their mind to extend Domingo’s contract for two years it will be finalised after the ongoing ICC World T20 as now they are having second thoughts after their loss against Scotland.

“We have decided to extend his contract but we are yet to complete the signing formalities. Let’s see how we fare in the World Cup and only after that can we make a final decision on him,” the BCB official confirmed to The Daily Sun.

As per the terms and conditions of the letter, BCB will not be able to terminate the South African coach during the first year of the two-year contract extension. Not only that the offer letter states that Domingo will also not be able to leave the job during this period.

The duration of the bilaterally negotiated extension is expected to begin from December 1 this year till November 30, 2022, while the new two-year contract is valid until November 30, 2023.

However, both sides will have the opportunity to end the relationship in the second year with a three-month notice but according to sources if any side wants to break the condition in the first year both sides will face financial losses.       

Since his joining as Tigers’ head coach Domingo’s salary was estimated at USD 15 thousand per month, Bangladeshi currency which is BDT 12.68 lakh after-tax but according to the new contract the former South Africa coach will receive USD 17 thousand per month without tax.

Domingo officially joined as a Bangladesh coach in 2019 on August 21. During his tenure, Domingo’s role was questioned several times. Even many watched his career end as coach after Bangladesh’s sorry run of successive defeats in Test cricket.

BCB, however, wanted to renew Domingo’s contract for another two years considering Tigers’ recent T20 success on home soil against Australia and New Zealand.