Cricket has made waves after Cricket South Africa (CSA) has advertised the South African coaching position. After being uncertain about his future, Proteas’ coach Russel Domingo mentioned earlier in the year: “I've loved my four years but if my four years are up so be it.”
But after South Africa fell out of the Champions Trophy, with an eight-wicket loss to India on Sunday, Domingo responded to the defeat by saying that he had “not yet” applied for this position and is uncertain if he will lead South Africa to the 2019 ICC World Cup, ESPNcricinfo mentions.
According to sport24, Domingo, who had taken over from Gary Kirsten in 2013 reportedly has until Friday, 16 June to reapply for his job, if he wishes to continue his coaching position. A five-person panel, nominated by CSA’s board will choose the suitable candidate. These individuals are: Norman Arendse, Rihan Richards, Oupa Nkagisang, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons.
But the advertising of this position should not come as a surprise. In May, CSA announced that they had started a process to appoint a new head coach for the national team and will “be in place by the beginning of September” sport24 adds.
It seems to be rough road ahead for Domingo, but many supporters are already beginning to question the capabilities of the Proteas squad, failing to remember that they have won series against Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Suspense is building up... Is it time for Domingo to bid farewell to the Proteas?