In this file photo taken on August 2, 2017, South Africa's coach Russell Domingo heads inside with his players as rain starts to fall during a nets practice session at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, north west England, ahead of the fourth Test match against England. Image Credit: AFP

Dhaka: Russell Domingo was on Saturday appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years. He replaces Steve Rhodes whose tenure was not extended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board following the team’s eighth-place finish at the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales.

“We have decided to pick Russell as he will be available. There were other candidates but we wanted someone who could be available for us and certainly he has got the experience,” a cricket website quoted (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan as saying.

Domingo, who earlier served as the South Africa coach, will start his stint with the Bangladesh team from August 21.

His first assignment will begin with the lone Test against Afghanistan from September 5, which will be followed by an ODI tri-series involving Zimbabwe as well.