Chandika Hathurusingha has made a comeback to his old role of coaching Bangladesh, replacing Russell Domingo, who resigned in acrimonious circumstances even though his contract ran till the end of the 50-Over World Cup in India. Further, Bangladesh moving away from the split coaching formula, Hathurusingha will be in charge of all three sides, and there are no reports on the role of Sridharan Sriram.
"It's an honour to have been given this opportunity to coach the Bangladesh national team once again. I really loved the warmth of the people and the culture of Bangladesh whenever I have been there. I'm looking forward to working with the players once again and enjoying their successes," Hathurusingha said in a press release.
The former Sri Lanka all-rounder was the head coach of the Bangladesh side that had tremendous success including ODI series against India, Pakistan, and South Africa, alongside achieving Test victories versus Sri Lanka, England, and Australia during a three-year period between 2014 and 2017. Hathurusingha also went on to have various coaching positions with Sri Lanka, Canada, NSW, and Sydney Thunder.
"Chandika's experience and knowledge of Bangladesh cricket will be an advantage for him and will benefit the players. He is a proven tactician and we have seen his impact on the national team during his first assignment,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.