South Africa news March 23, 2011

Domingo retained as South Africa A coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket South Africa have announced the appointment of Russell Domingo as coach of the South Africa A side for both the four-day unofficial Test series and the one-dayers against Bangladesh A next month. This is Domingo's second appointment as head coach of the A side, as he was also took the squad to Bangladesh last year.

"Russell has emerged as one of the outstanding young coaches in our cricket structures," said chief executive Gerald Majola. "He did a top-class job last year when he took a very young South Africa A side to Bangladesh where they won the four-day Test series and also a triangular one-day series that also included West Indies A.

"Two of the players in that squad, Colin Ingram and David Miller, have gone on to represent the Proteas with distinction while the West Indies team they beat in the final included Devon Smith, Darren Bravo and Kirk Edwards of the current West Indies World Cup squad.

"Russell has achieved great success with the Chevrolet Warriors both in terms of reaching and winning finals and in bringing young players through to maturity. This includes the likes of Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Wayne Parnell, Colin Ingram and Rusty Theron, who have become regular selections for the Proteas in the various formats, and the Smuts brothers who have just had outstanding Standard Bank Pro20 campaigns.

"I would also like to thank the Chevrolet Warriors for making Russell available for this important position," Majola concluded.

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