Cricket South Africa has announced the reappointment of Hilton Moreeng as head coach of the Proteas women’s team.
Having been in the job since 2012, Moreeng’s tenure has now been extended for another three years, following a lot of growth and success within the women’s ranks in recent years.
The 42-year-old guided the Proteas women to the semi-finals of this year’s Women’s T20 World Cup, where they narrowly lost to hosts Australia.
‘To be given the chance to work with the women’s team again is an exciting opportunity. I want to thank Cricket South Africa for the confidence they’ve shown in me to be able to lead this talented group of cricketers into the next phase of their journey,’ said Moreeng.
‘When I first started, we had a number of young players with a lot of potential – now they’ve matured and have shown that they can compete with the best in the world. The next step is to make sure we compete for a top-three world ranking with the aim of winning silverware for South Africa.’
CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith also acknowledged the need for continuity with the reappointment of Moreeng as the women slowly but surely begin their preparations for next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup.
‘Their recent performances in both white-ball formats have firmly established them as one of the top teams in the world as witnessed by their recent ODI tour to New Zealand and their performances against the world’s acknowledged leaders, Australia and England, at the recent T20 World Cup.
‘Hilton and Dané van Niekerk have formed an impressive leadership team for the Proteas and Hilton’s reappointment also means there will be consistency on the road ahead. The Proteas are now well positioned to bid for that World Cup,’ commented Smith.