• Khan succeeds Morgan at Dolphins

    Former Proteas batsman Imraan Khan has been appointed head coach of the Dolphins.

    Khan was former head coach Grant Morgan’s assistant. He has been promoted after Morgan resigned to join Scotland as assistant coach.

    ‘I am incredibly excited by this appointment and I cannot wait to take the challenge on. I am a born-and-raised KwaZulu-Natal boy and the Dolphins have been a huge part of the my life growing up, so to take over and be in charge is a massive honour.

    ‘Morgan is a terrific coach and I have learnt so much from him in the time that we worked together. He is a student of the game and he was someone that I learned so much from even from my days of playing for Inland and the Dolphins. I wish him all the best in Scotland.’

    The Dolphins have lost veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk and fast bowler Mthokozisi Shezi, who have retired from professional cricket.

    ‘It would be great if we could have ex-Dolphins players in certain roles with the side throughout the season. They have been such great servants for the game in this province and they understand what this franchise is about, so if we could harness that, it would add another dimension to our side,’ added Khan.

    Former opening batsman Khan played one Test in 2009, against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town. He scored 20 in an innings in the 20-run victory for the hosts.

    ‘Imraan had an admirable playing career, has a lot of experience in leadership roles and a strong start to his coaching career – and therefore we felt he was the right man to take up the position,’ concluded Dolphins chief executive officer Heinrich Strydom.

    ‘We are looking forward to the coming season with Imraan at the helm and will give him all the support we possibly can.’

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