Axe-wielding BCB slammed by ex-president

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 20,2019


Saber Hossain Chowdhury

Former Bangladesh Cricket Board president Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Monday slammed the board for frequently changing the coach of the national cricket team following recent appointment of South African Russell Domingo.

BCB appointed Domingo as the new national coach for two years at the weekend, replacing Englishman Steve Rhodes, who was at the helm of Bangladesh team during the recent World Cup in UK.

BCB and Rhodes parted ways after the World Cup in which Bangladesh finished eighth in the league phase and registered just three wins against fellow strugglers South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan.

Rhodes was sixth foreign coach to work with Bangladesh since World Cup 2011, succeeding Australia’s Stuart Law, England’s Richard Pybus, Australia’s Shane Jurgensen, Sri Lanka’s Chandika Hathurusinghe and West Indies’ Courtney Walsh, with the latter holding an interim charge. 

‘Domingo is the 7th Head Coach of @BCBtigers in 8 years. As I have said before, coaches come and go but those who select & appoint them stay on - this is accountability #BCB style!!,’ twitted former BCB president Saber Hossain Chowdhury.

Presently a lawmaker from ruling Awami League, Saber was BCB president since 1996-2001 and was instrumental in the country’s elevation to a Test playing nation. 

He had announced to run against fellow lawmaker Nazmul Hasan during BCB’s election in 2013 before pulling out of the race at the eleventh hour.

Since then he is regarded as a strong critic of Nazmul-led BCB administration.

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