Salieg Nackerdien has been appointed as the new head coach of Western Province on a multi-season contract.
Faiek Davids, who has been serving in the acting role during the first part of the season, will remain with the team as his assistant coach.
Nackerdien’s most recent position was as a batting consultant to Boland and before that as the Proteas Women’s assistant coach.
Nackerdien will be heading home to familiar territory, having served in various coaching capacities during the trophy-winning era of the former franchise, the Cape Cobras, from 2009 to 2016.
He has also served as head coach of the WP semi-professional team and headed up the WP Academy, and it’s this knowledge and experience which WPCA president Ashraf Burns believes will be crucial to Nackerdien’s tenure as head coach.
“I want to thank Western Province Cricket for this fantastic opportunity,” said Nackerdien. “I’m looking forward to the journey ahead and working with some of the best talent our country has to offer. It is a huge honour to take on the role as head coach of WP and I can’t wait to get started.”