The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has come under fire from Russell Domingo, the nation’s Test and One-Day International (ODI) head coach, for producing so much noise that he feels prevents cricketers from improving in the shortest format.
After a string of unsuccessful performances, including only two victories in 13 games following the ICC T20 World Cup—one of which was washed out—BCB recently dropped Domingo from the T20 squad and transferred responsibility to newly appointed T20 technical director Sridharan Sriram till the World Cup.
Domingo’s attitude did not work for them in the shortest format, according to BCB technical director Khaled Mahmud, BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus’s accusation that he lacked aggression.
Everybody has an opinion, therefore it was disheartening when they spoke it to someone else but not to me. Although I have not yet read it, I am aware of it. However, I am happy with what I have achieved with the T20 team and I am not worried about anything, Domingo was quoted as saying to a reputable Bangladeshi newspaper on Wednesday, Prothom Alo.
“I won’t say I was startled (when I was passed over), but as a coach, you have to be ready for anything, and if your team is losing, you can’t be sure of your future.” “I understand there are many doubts about the squad, and given that my resignation from T20s was not wholly unexpected,” he said.
‘Bangladesh players could not cope with the outside pressure’: Russell Domingo
Domingo stated that he felt Bangladesh’s players were unable to handle the outside pressure that had been building since the squad lost the home series against Pakistan following the terrible outcomes of the last ICC T20 World Cup. “In my perspective, we were playing good T20 cricket.” Following that, the World Cup players were unable to face outside pressure in 2021. We should have won the main stage against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, but three world-class teams defeated us convincingly: Australia, England, and South Africa.” said Russell Domingo.
“We lacked courage after that, and we were crushed at home by Pakistan, and everything changed.” “The selectors rearranged the team while many new players came in as cricketers rested, and there was no continuity, and the game spun out of control,” said Russell Domingo.
Under Domingo, Bangladesh has won only 19 of 46 T20Is. They overcame Australia and New Zealand 4-1 and 3-2, respectively, last year, although many believe the two victories were owing to tailor-made roaring turners in Mirpur.