South Africa news June 14, 2017

Two days left for Domingo to reapply for South Africa coach job


Russell Domingo's contract expires at the end of South Africa's tour of England © Getty Images

Friday is the deadline for interested parties to apply to coach the South African national team. Despite incumbent Russell Domingo's claim that there is "no clarity" in the situation, CSA have advertised the post on their website. A five-person panel including Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons will recommend a suitable candidate to take over until the 2019 World Cup.

That means if Domingo is interested in continuing in the job, he has two days to make that known. On Sunday, after South Africa crashed out of the Champions Trophy, Domingo said he had "not yet" put his name in the hat and could not say if he would like to take the team to another major tournament.

Domingo's contract expires at the end of the current tour to England which could make the four-Test series his last in charge of South Africa. After a strong 2016-17 summer, in which the team won eight trophies, they lost the ODI series in England and had a poor Champions Trophy campaign. A T20 rubber and Tests follow.

Domingo has been in charge since mid-2013 and has had his contract extended three times. While there is no indication of who might take over, Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana is thought to be the front runner.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • ACROSSTHECRICKETWORLD_FB on June 20, 2017, 17:41 GMT

    SA quickly appoint kumble as head coach.As he is quit as india coach.

    Or atleast consider below options

    options for head coach Ricky ponting,Tom moody, Fleming, kumble, Dravid

    options for batting coaches Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara,Dravid, Michael Hussey

    options for spin coaches Saqlain mustaq, Murali daran,

  • David Simon Lewisohn on June 16, 2017, 8:52 GMT

    It MUST be Ray Jennings, after our latest fiasco.

  • cricfan50585349 on June 16, 2017, 8:46 GMT

    SA needs an entirely new attitude. Ray Jennings was tough, so tough the players at the time of his caretaker coach role felt "too pressured" and Jennings never went further.

    Frankly after watching another pathetic display of choking again in a najor tournament supporters should demand a tougher, more resilient coach than the apparent soft malleable ones we have now.

    If CSA appoints some obscure person that has no firm credentials and won't bring the tough edge this team so desperately needs I officially hand in my resignation in supporting them. 25 years supporting them is enough , it's time to change or I'm done.

  • Anstof on June 15, 2017, 20:56 GMT

    New coach would be very good. We are a "going through the motions" team at the moment! I hop they will think of Ray Jennings!

  • cricfan2637955265 on June 15, 2017, 18:29 GMT

    I think Stephen Fleming or mahela can be appointed as odi

  •   cricfan4675183634 on June 15, 2017, 9:00 GMT

    Stephen Fleming & Shane Bond of New Zealand as a coach not bad.

  • cricfan21761974 on June 14, 2017, 19:54 GMT

    SA cricket has lost its aggression. SA cricket has become apologetic. Nothing wrong with aggression when tempered with respect. Domingo and McKenzie aren't exactly what SA cricket needs. McKenzie is too conservative and Domingo is always smiling, even after losing. De Villiers should hand over the captaincy to du Plessis. FAF has the presence and aura to lead.

  •   cricfan4675183634 on June 14, 2017, 19:11 GMT

    Jack kallis or any Australian. Any Indian or Pakistani or Sri Lankans as a bowling coach

  • Brokensaint on June 14, 2017, 17:29 GMT

    Domingo please take Neil McKenzie with you

  • Brokensaint on June 14, 2017, 17:28 GMT

    I won't mind having punters as the coach but would any international coach allow government to dictate how he picks his team ?????? it's a sad state of affairs

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