Pholetsi Moseki, CEO of Cricket South Africa, announced that the men’s national team would have an interim coach for the December Test tour of Australia.
Moseki stated that they would not have enough time to find a full-time replacement for the Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney Tests, which will take place from December 17 to January 8.
“It was always going to be expected that an acting coach would be present for the Australia tour,” Moseki told News24.
“The deadlines are very short, and we must ensure that we follow the proper procedures. We’ll have to advertise and make sure everything is in order.
“We were always expecting to have someone in an interim capacity to look after the men’s Test team in Australia.”
The England ODI series at the end of January is crucial in terms of the ICC World Cup ODI Super League.
The Proteas require all of the points from that series to remain in with a chance of qualifying directly for next year’s Cricket World Cup in India.
Moseki stated that if they do not have a permanent coach for the England series, it will not be a problem, but they hope to begin the replacement process by the end of October.
“We hope to complete the process before the England ODI series begins at the end of January,” Moseki said.
“Even if we don’t have anyone in by then, it won’t be a train wreck. We’re still working our way through the internal replacement processes.
“We hope to have all of the internal sign-offs by the end of the month and complete the process.”