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Domingo’s contract extension under consideration: Papon

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 16 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Domingo’s contract extension under consideration: Papon

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Sunday said that they are thinking of extending head coach Russell Domingo’s contract till ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament, scheduled in 2022 in Australia.

 “We haven’t taken any final decision in this regard (about extending his contract). His tenure is till the upcoming ICC WT20 and there is no problem with it. But there is a possibility that his contract will be extended but we haven’t spoken with him about it. We are discussing it after that we will make a final decision for extending his contract,” BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon told reporters at the BCB premises on Sunday.

 “We are thinking of extending it for one year as we have two T20 World Cups and we are only thinking about these two events at the moment. We can get a clear picture after discussing it with everyone,” he added.

BCB appointed Domingo in August 2019 on a two-year contract and later decided to extend it till the upcoming ICC WT20, scheduled in the UAE and Oman from October 2021. BCB high-ups were quite unhappy with the performance of Domingo and in the recent past even decided to include an observer in the form of a BCB director to see how he operates in the dressing room in overseas tours as well as at home.

BCB directors Khaled Mahmud, Jalal Yunus and Ahmed Sazzadul Alam accompanied the national team as the observers.

Domingo’s place came under scrutiny following his dismal performance but everything has changed since the tour of Sri Lanka where the hosts drew the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka and also defeated the same team at home in the three-match ODI series.

Tigers also won across formats in Zimbabwe while their biggest success came against Australia in the just-concluded T20I series by a 4-1 margin.

It is understood that members of the current coaching staff will have an extension till the next ICC WT20 in Australia unless anything drastic happens that prompts board members to think otherwise.