Linda Zondi has been appointed as Cricket South Africa’s new convenor of selectors, while Charl Langeveldt will take over from Allan Donald as the new bowling coach.
Ashwell Prince, who was rumoured to be a favourite for the role, will serve under Zondi, together with another new member, Errol Stewart, as well as Hussein Manack, who served on the previous panel under Andrew Hudson. Coach Russell Domingo rounds out the selection panel.
Domingo and team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee both had their contracts extended until 30 April 2017. Domingo addressed the Board and provided his feedback on the past 12 months, the recent ICC Cricket World Cup as well and his plans for the upcoming season.
Zondi was part of the selection panel led by Hudson, but he decided not to stand for re-election after the World Cup.
It is another milestone for Zondi, who became Cricket South Africa’s first black national convenor of selectors when he took over from Shafiek Abrahams as head of selectors for the Under-19 cricket team in 2013.
The previous panel’s last task was to pick a Test, ODI and T20 squad for the Proteas’ tour of Bangladesh in July.
The previous panel was criticised after South Africa’s semi-final exit at the World Cup after it emerged that alleged political interference resulted in Vernon Philander’s controversial inclusion into the side ahead of Kyle Abbott for the semi-final against New Zealand.
Langeveldt was the favourite for the job as bowling coach and served as a bowling consultant at the World Cup in February and March.
The full coaching and management staff is Russell Domingo (head coach), Adrian Birrell (assistant coach), Charl Langeveldt (bowling coach), Claude Henderson (spin bowling coach), Dr. Mohammed Moosajee (team manager), Greg King (strength and conditioning coach), Brandon Jackson (physiotherapist), Riaan Muller (logistics), Lerato Malekutu (media officer), Prasanna Agoram (analyst), Zunaid Wadee (chief protection officer).