• Shamsi: It’s ‘sad’ that Nkwe has resigned

    Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi says former assistant coach Enoch Nkwe would have had his reasons for resigning, and that his decision is fully respected.

    Earlier this week, Cricket South Africa officially confirmed that Nkwe had resigned after raising concerns about the functioning and culture of the Proteas team environment.

    This bombshell news was first reported exclusively by TimesLive on Monday, with sources claiming Nkwe had resigned amid allegations that he felt he had been reduced to being a ‘cones boy’ in a toxic working environment.

    “The board engaged with Enoch to explore whether there was a way to retain his services but this was unsuccessful. During these discussions he also raised concerns about the functioning and culture of the team environment,” read a CSA statement.

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    Speaking about Nkwe’s departure, Shamsi said:  “I wasn’t really with the team at the camp. I joined them just before we left, but it’s sad that Enoch has resigned. I’m sure he had his reasons,” Shamsi said.

    “As a team, we wish him all the best and we fully respect the choice that he’s made. Just like he’d wish us the best for the future, we’d do the same.

    “At the end of the day, this is sport and these kind of things do happen, so we have to move forward and wish each other well and I’m sure the guys will be in touch with him.”

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    Craig Lewis