• Namibia gig for former SA spinner

    Former Titans and Dolphins spinner Pierre de Bruyn has been named head coach of Namibia.

    De Bruyn made 91 first-class and 108 List A appearances between 1995 and 2010 – and later coached Leicestershire in the United Kingdom’s County Championship.

    ‘I am very excited to take the role as head coach for a national team with such rich history and tradition,’ said De Bruyn.

    ‘It is a country that has the potential to compete with the top Associate teams in the world and I am confident that we can align our vision and goals to reach success.

    ‘As a former Leicestershire head coach, I have learnt a lot and am looking to implement good and clear strategies within the Cricket Namibia pipeline. It is important for me that every young player in Namibia should dream of playing for their country.’

    The 41-year-old De Bruyn worked with Namibia previously, as a consultant with the U19 team in the latter half of 2015.

    His new tenure will start before the six-team final qualifying tournament for the CWC League 2 in April 2019, which Namibia will host. The tournament will also feature Papua New Guinea, Canada, Hong Kong, Oman and the United States of America.

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