• South African reunion excites Domingo

    Former Proteas coach Russell Domingo is looking forward to reuniting with former colleagues, after being appointed head coach of Bangladesh.

    Domingo worked with fellow South Africans Charl Langeveldt and Neil McKenzie during a tenure with the Proteas that spanned 2013 to 2017.

    Langeveldt and McKenzie have since joined Bangladesh, serving as bowling and batting coach, respectively. South African Ryan Cook is the team’s fielding coach.

    ‘They have put together a fantastic management. Charl is a fantastic bowling coach. Ryan’s work ethic and thinking about fielding is at a different level,’ Domingo told ESPNcricinfo.

    ‘Neil is a fantastic guy. I am coming on Tuesday, and I will get an idea about the rest of the management, and try to see if there’s any gaps to fill. At the moment, I am ecstatic to be joining the three guys.’

    Domingo vacated the position of South Africa A head coach to be hired by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Former Proteas assistant coach Malibongwe Maketa has since been appointed interim head coach of South Africa A.

    Cape Cobras head coach Ashwell Prince will replace Domingo as chief overseer for this month’s spin-bowling camp in India. Prince was initially recruited as a batting consultant.

    ‘Congratulations to Russell on this exciting new challenge in his career,’ said Cricket South Africa acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl.

    ‘Russell has kept us in the loop throughout this process and, although we are sorry to lose his services, we wish him well and know that he will be yet another one of the coaches who have come successfully through our development system to coach at provincial or franchise level and end up at the very top.’

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