• Zondeki a convenor of selectors candidate

    Former Proteas fast bowler Monde Zondeki and the Jozi Stars’ Patrick Moroney are reportedly among the candidates to be Cricket South Africa’s new convenor of selectors.

    Former convenor of selectors Linda Zondi’s term ended after the World Cup in the United Kingdom earlier this year. He has reportedly reapplied for the position.

    Moroney is the convenor of selectors for the Stars in the ongoing Mzansi Super League. The Stars are the reigning champions, but have since suffered six successive defeats. Moroney previously served as chairman of the Gauteng Cricket Board.

    Patrick Moroney

    Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten, meanwhile, has not applied for CSA’s vacant director of cricket position.

    The position was created earlier this year, but hasn’t been filled on a permanent basis. Former coach Corrie van Zyl holds the post in an acting capacity, but he is suspended.

    Former captain Graeme Smith was interviewed for the position, but later formally withdrew his candidacy this month.

    ‘I have not been approached by CSA and I still enjoy coaching too much, so I will not apply if the position is advertised again,’ Kirsten was quoted as saying by Netwerk24.

    ‘I have been out of international cricket coaching for six years now and the need to spend time with my family weighs heavily on me. So, I don’t believe I will apply.’

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

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