Congratulations to Port Elizabeth’s Russell Domingo who has been selected as the head national coach of the Proteas effective 1 August 2013.
The appointment of Russel comes after the resignation of Gary Kirsten.
Russell cut his national coaching teeth whilst coaching the succesful Warriors team and led them to a domestic limited-overs double. In June 2011, Domingo was appointed assistant coach to Gary Kirstaen of the Proteas Cricketing side.
CSA President Chris Nenzani said: “We have no doubt that Russell will do an excellent job.
“He has built up an excellent career record over a short period of time and he has played an important part in the success that Gary has achieved for us over the past two years.
“Continuity is very important both in terms of player selection and the management team and this will enable us to have a seamless transition from one coach to another.
“Russell inherits a world-class group of players who have performed consistently at the highest level and he will continue to build the Proteas as a world-class brand.”
A more humble and likeable fellow will be hard to find. Pity for Russel that this will cut severely into his fishing time!
Interesting how quick CSA moved to get a successor to Gary Kirsten but still no CEO? Indian cricket board must be okay with Russell Domingo.
— Graeme Joffe (@Joffersmyboy) May 11, 2013
— Marc Lewis (@MarcLewisZA) May 11, 2013
Congrats to Russell Domingo for been appointed as Head Coach for the South African Cricket Team – Wishing you all the success
— Meyrick Pringle (@MeyrickPringle) May 11, 2013
The top table at the coach announcement. Russell Domingo to coach the Proteas taking over from Gary Kirsten. pic.twitter.com/o7T7SlRDFY
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) May 11, 2013
Russell Domingo is the right man for the job of Proteas coach, when Gary Kirsten steps down. It is good that CSA has shown faith in him.
— Kass Naidoo (@KassNaidoo) May 11, 2013
— hashim amla (@amlahash) May 11, 2013
— Alvin Reeves (@alvinreeves) May 11, 2013