Alan Dawson, who was brought in to assist beleaguered Cobras coach Paul Adams, has quit six weeks into the job.
Dawson was appointed convener of selectors at the same time Ashwell Prince was named assistant coach to help a man who was locked in a formal dispute with his senior players.
Dawson said that the off-field situation at the Cobras had made his position untenable.
‘Before I started I was told there were a few little issues between the players and the coach, but that was a lie,’ he said in an interview.
‘I feel like no matter what team I select, it’s not going to make a difference. I don’t feel like I can make a contribution.
‘I told Nabeal Dien [the Cobras’ chief executive] that I feel like a plaster on a boil, and that no matter what the plaster does, it still won’t cure the boil. It has to be cured from the inside. The time has come to make proper cricket calls. I can’t work in that environment.’
After four games this season in the Sunfoil Series, the Cobras sit at the bottom of the points table with three losses and a draw. Adding to their troubles, their captain, Omphile Ramela, has been suspended for their next match for breaching CSA’s code of conduct during their loss to the Knights.
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