South Africa Appoint Shukri Conrad, Rob Walter As New Head Coaches | Cricket Information


South Africa appoint Shukri Conrad and Rob Walter as new head coaches© AFP

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of latest head coaches for each the boys’s Check and white-ball groups. Shukri Conrad, who has intensive expertise in roles inside Cricket South Africa, will take cost of the Check crew for the subsequent 4 years whereas Rob Walter will coach the Males’s ODI and T20 groups, succeeding Mark Boucher within the function. Walter was South Africa’s energy and conditioning coach between 2009 and 2013 earlier than shifting to New Zealand the place he was most not too long ago employed as the pinnacle coach of the Central Districts.

His appointment comes days after Lance Klusener publicly withdrew his utility for the white-ball function.

Conrad has a wealth of expertise in African cricket, having held roles as the pinnacle coach of Uganda, the pinnacle of South Africa’s Nationwide Academy, and head coach of the Males’s U19 crew.

He additionally led the U19s eventually yr’s ICC U19 Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 earlier than teaching them to victory within the CSA Provisional T20 Cup in October.

“We will always emphasise the value of Test cricket. We are adding a number of Test games over the next four years,” CEO of CSA Pholetsi Moseki stated on the appointment of Conrad as quoted by ICC.

“We are serious about being a Test-playing nation and we take the format very seriously. We have not relegated it to the margins because of T20 and we still see ourselves as a very serious Test-playing nation. We want to invest to get our Test team back to the standards we expect of them.”

“We want to be in the top three (in the world), but we are pushing for No. 1, even if it takes another three or four years to get there. Over the next two years, we are solidifying our position and building a bigger player pool,” CSA Director of Cricket Enoch Nkew added.

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