• Prince sarcastic about Kirsten reports

    Cape Cobras head coach Ashwell Prince has reacted sarcastically to reports that former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten will mentor team director Enoch Nkwe during the Test series against England.

    Kirsten, who was head coach of India and South Africa, is currently working with the Durban Heat in the Mzansi Super League. He will be the head coach of the Welsh Fire in next year’s The Hundred – the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new limited-overs tournament.

    He has worked with the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League, and Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

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    Cricket South Africa will reportedly employ former Proteas batsman and coach Gary Kirsten as a mentor to team director Enoch Nkwe.

    ‘So basically if [the] reports are accurate, the team director is going to need someone to direct him. So where does the buck stop? Interesting times, indeed,’ Prince wrote on Twitter.

    Franchise colleague Paul Adams responded: ‘Klomp directors in die “movie”, jong [Many directors in this movie, man].’

    Prince coached the Cape Town Blitz during the 2018 and 2019 Mzansi Super League. Adams is Prince’s technical analyst coach at the Blitz. The Cape Town franchise lost to the Jozi Stars in last year’s final, but have been ruled out of contention for a playoff berth in the second season.

    Late last week, the Titans’ Jacques Faul was appointed acting CEO of CSA. The appointment came after full-time CEO Thabang Moroe was placed on precautionary suspension.

    Former captain Graeme Smith, meanwhile, has agreed in principle to fill CSA’s director of cricket position.

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