Gibson and SA cricket coaching team fired after disappointing World Cup

Gibson and SA cricket coaching team fired after disappointing World Cup

- Disappointing Cricket World Cup results for South Africa have had drastic effects on SA coach, Ottis Gibson, and his staff

- The national team’s coach was recently fired, as well as the entire coaching team and management staff

- Cricket South Africa are hoping this shift will result in positive changes for the Proteas

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has come forward to announce that the organisation will not be retaining the South African national cricket team’s coach, nor any coaching or management staff moving forward.

This decision follows on from a disappointing Cricket World Cup performance from the SA side, known as the Proteas.

According to EWN, the conclusion to fire Proteas coach, Ottis Gibson, as well as his management and coaching team, was made by the CSA board last week.

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The South African national cricket team had a terrible World Cup season, finishing 7th out of 10 teams.

The Proteas will hit India next month to play 3 test matches as part of the new World Test Championship.

The CSA released a statement assuring fans and followers that a coach with a football-style approach to management would soon be appointed and this coach would build a new team of coaching staff.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that former South African cricketer, Corrie van Zyl, who is currently head of cricket pathways at CSA, will be acting as director of cricket in the interim.

CSA chief executive, Thabang Moroe, expressed positivity regarding the massive change in coaching staff and management.

"This change will herald an exciting new era for the SA cricket and will bring us into line with best practice in professional sport," Moroe declared.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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