Cricket News Russell Domingo appointed new coach of Bangladesh cricket team

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Russell Domingo was the assistant coach to Gary Kirsten.Domingo coached South Africa from 2013 to 2017.Bangladesh finished eighth in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Russell Domingo, who was the coach of the South African cricket team from 2013 to 2017 after replaching Gary Kirsten, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. The 44-year-old Domingo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bangladesh Cricket Board and is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge. Bangladesh had no coach for over a month after the Cricket Board parted ways with Steve Rhodes following the team’s eighth-place finish in the league stage of the World Cup. BCB Director and former skipper Khaled Mahmud took temporary charge during an 0-3 defeat to Sri Lanka in a three-match one-day international series in late July.In a Bangladesh Cricket Board press release which carried Domingo’s statement, it read, “I have followed Bangladesh’s progress with keen interest and I am extremely excited to assist the team in reaching the goals that they are capable of.”BCB president Nazmul Hasan also expressed satisfaction over Domingo’s appointment. “He has a wealth of experience and we have been very impressed with his passion and coaching philosophy. We also sought a full-time coach… (Domingo) said he was very keen to work with the boys and didn’t want any holiday breaks. These are the reasons why we found him suitable,” Hasan said. Domingo was the assistant coach of South Africa in 2011. He replaced Gary Kirsten as national team head coach of the Proteas in 2013 and remained there 2017. He led South Africa to semifinals of the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Domingo will have compatriots Charl Langeveldt and Neil McKenzie among his support staff. Bangladesh last month appointed Langeveldt as the pace bowling coach and retained McKenzie as batting coach.Indian spinner Sunil Joshi, who was with the Bangladesh team since 2017 August had called it a day after the end of ICC World Cup 2019, and Daniel Vettori is set to replace him. Langeveldt, on the other hand, replaced former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, whose contract ended after the World Cup in England and Wales.Daniel Vettori will join the Bangla Tigers ahead of the tour of India, which is scheduled to get underway in the first week of November. The tour consists of three T20Is and a couple of Tests. Vettori has some experience in the coaching field. He was the coach of the Brisbane Heat for four years but decided not to renew his contract. He also coached the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Middlesex.last_img read more

Trojans finish season on the road at BYU

first_imgThe men’s volleyball team (7-17, 5-15 MPSF) will conclude their regular season this Friday and Saturday as they head to Utah to face No. 1 BYU (21-3, 17-3 MPSF), which is coming off two wins over then-No. 1 UCLA on the road last Friday and Saturday.The Trojans are coming off of a split weekend at home. Last Friday night, USC swept UC San Diego (25-20, 25-17, 25-13) but lost to No. 15 UC Irvine in straight sets (21-25, 15-25, 23-25).Junior outside hitter Lucas Yoder led the Trojans with 17 kills on the weekend. Senior middle blocker Josh Kirchner was second on the team with 13 kills.Going to BYU is always unpredictable for the Trojans. When the two schools meet, just like with USC and Hawaii, the teams play back-to-back matches.“[Traveling is] a learning experience for the younger guys,” head coach Jeff Nygaard said. “It’s a great chance to educate them on what it takes to go on that trip and play in that environment.”Playing at BYU is a challenge all of its own. Provo, Utah is just above 4,500 feet in elevation. Los Angeles is just over 200 feet in elevation. The difference in elevation alone is a difficult adjustment for teams to make, not to mention the fact that BYU is a mecca for men’s volleyball.“It’s hostile in that it’s an extremely favorable BYU crowd,” Nygaard said.“Favorable” would be an understatement. In their 10 home matches this season, BYU has averaged about 4,000 fans in attendance. In USC’s 13 home matches this season, they’ve averaged about 400 fans.BYU has a home record of 8-2 this season. Their losses were courtesy of No. 3 Stanford in mid-January and No. 6 Pepperdine in mid-March. USC has an opposite away record of 2-8. They’ve struggled this season, but especially on the road.Despite the daunting conditions, Nygaard isn’t afraid of the challenge ahead of the Trojans.“I would expect them to win,” Nygaard said. “I don’t see any reason otherwise.”Nygaard, a former UCLA men’s volleyball standout, has experience playing in BYU and knows what it’s like to head into that “hostile environment.”“I think it’s a great environment for volleyball,” Nygaard said. “I love going there and I love competing there.”As the season is drawing to a close, Nygaard shared his belief that all of the ups and downs of the season will help transition the team for next year.“Everything we’ve done this year is helping us transition for next year,” Nygaard said. “Regardless of what happens, it’s always going to transition to the next year.”The adversities of this season will aid the Trojans in becoming a more weathered, toughened team. Pair that with a longer time under Nygaard’s direction and plan, and the Trojans look to come out firing for next season.But before they can move on to any of that, they’ll have to take on the Cougars.last_img read more