Jennings's SA u19 role in doubt
CSA announced a structural change to the coaching set-up of the Baby Proteas.
CAPE TOWN - Baby Proteas coach Ray Jennings could leave his post with the South Africa under-19 cricket team.
His team won the International Cricket Council (ICC) under-19 World Cup in Dubai on Saturday.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat on Monday announced a restructuring of the coaching set-up for the Baby Proteas, effectively splitting Jennings's role into two separate functions.
The coach would have to apply for one of the two positions on offer, the CEO says.
"There will be an under-19 coach that will specifically focus on development from the under-13 Black African Programme, all the way up to the under-19 programme. Then we will appoint a second person to deal with the Academy and the High Performance Programmes," Lorgat says.
"The focus will generally be on players coming from the semi-pro level moving into the franchise level and all the way up to the Proteas. The position will focus on those players that might need to come back into the High Performance Programme."
Jennings says he hopes to continue in his current role, but will leave it to CSA to decide.
"I am the coach and obviously, there is a job opportunity to apply for in the next two months. But it will be up to Cricket South Africa if they want to appoint me or not."