Domingo to return for India series

Bangladesh's conclusion to their ICC T20 World Cup journey also signalled the end of technical consultant Sridharan Sriram's contract, but there is optimism in the Bangladesh Cricket Board that the former Indian all-rounder will continue although head coach Russell Domingo will return for next month's India series.

The Tigers returned home from Australia yesterday after Shakib Al Hasan and Co. sealed two hard-fought wins over the Netherlands and Zimbabwe in the main round of the T20 World for the first time. Statistically, it was their best performance in the T20 World Cup.

Their next assignment will be against India at home next month, when the teams meet for three ODIs and two Tests.

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo's future is still in limbo, with the South African yet to arrive later this month. However, BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed that the he would be part of the team for the India series.

"Since we still have a contract with Domingo, he will obviously be part of the team for the upcoming India series," Jalal told The Daily Star yesterday.

According to the influential director, the board will decide on Sriram's future in the coming days.

"He [Sriram] knows his job very well and it seems he had a good influence on the cricketers. He is able to mesh well. He is also a good planner, so Sriram definitely had a positive impact on the team," he said.

It will be interesting to see whether the board will continue with Domingo as head coach after the India series, especially with rumours swirling about Sriram being poised for a long-term contract.


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