The South African cricket coach, Gary Kirsten will be stepping down from his position as he has not renewed his contract, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today. Kirsten was appointed in August 2011 with a two year contract with the option ot extend.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if Cricket South Africa came to the party early and extended Gary Kirsten’s contract as national coach? There’s no guarantee that they will.
With Gary Kirsten named as coach and AB de Villiers as skipper for our ODI and T20 sides, you’ll be happy to know that they’ve got more than enough decent support behind them. Hashim Amla was appointed vice-captain, while Alan Donald and Russell Domingo got drafted as assistant coaches. Graeme Smith remains captain of the Test side.
Gary Kirsten was announced as the Proteas cricket coach early this morning. Kirsten lead the Indian team to a ICB Cricket World Cup victory earlier in the year, and was hailed by players and administrators in that country as one of the greatest coaches ever to walk an Indian change room.