• Ex-Proteas wicketkeeper joins Middlesex

    Former Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas has been appointed assistant coach of Middlesex.

    Pothas, who played three ODIs in 2000, will be head coach Stuart Law’s understudy. The pair previously worked together at the West Indies.

    The 45-year-old Pothas’ coaching career also includes a stint with Sri Lanka.

    ‘Stuart was always keen to link up again with Nic, and when he became available we moved quickly. Nic’s energy, desire and commitment is huge, and he and Stuart complement each other extremely well,’ Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser told the county’s official website.

    ‘Stuart, Nic and Alan Coleman give Middlesex a coaching team to be extremely proud of. Their presence has already provided and produced great energy, skill and enthusiasm to our cricket.’

    Pothas added: ‘It is a great honour to be joining arguably the most prestigious club in England, steeped in history and success.

    ‘I’m looking forward to joining a great group of players and staff in bringing success to Middlesex and their supporters, as well as renewing a working relationship with Stuart, with whom I share an aligned philosophy to improving players and environments.

    ‘It goes without saying that having Lord’s as your home is like being a kid at Christmas again.’

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