• Domingo contract extended

    CSA have extended Russell Domingo’s contract as head coach of the Proteas until the end of their tour to England next year.

    Team Manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee has also had his contract extended for the same period, and their tenures will now include the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England in June 2017 as well as the full bilateral tour to England comprising the four-match Test Series, three ODIs and three T20 International matches.

    The two contracts were due to expire at the end of April 2017 but will now run until early-August.

    ‘As part of the domestic cricket review, we are currently evaluating the entire coaching framework in South Africa and the Board believed the best approach at present was to extend the tenure of Mr Domingo until the end of the England tour in 2017,’ said CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

    ‘Naturally the performances of the Proteas was a key factor in the Board’s unanimous decision. The recent 1-0 Sunfoil Test Series win against New Zealand and the impressive 5-0 win in the ODI Series against world champions Australia, resulting in us being the first nation to achieve a clean sweep against them, were noted.

    ‘In addition, the excellent Proteas discipline and the positive culture throughout the coaching team, the player leadership group and the rest of the players were viewed as exemplary.

    ‘This decision is final and is not dependent on the National Team Review which is in progress,’ said Lorgat.

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