Pienaar, Bacher & Tucker to review SA cricket
The panel will be headed up by Dawn Mokhobo, who is the chairperson of the CSA HR Committee.
CAPE TOWN - South African Springbok winning captain Francois Pienaar is one of a four-person panel set up by Cricket SA (CSA) that will conduct an independent review of performances of all national teams.
The panel will be headed up by Dawn Mokhobo, who is the chairperson of the CSA HR Committee, the other members of the panel are Adam Bacher, a former Proteas opening batsman and Ross Tucker, a respected sports physiologist.
There is no set deadline for the committee to disclose their findings, which will not only focus on the Proteas, who endured another underwhelming exit at International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament.
The review will also examine the South African women's team who enjoyed success against England and the West Indies earlier in the summer but like their male counterparts failed to make an impact at the World T20.
South African cricket's future stars will also be scrutinised after the under-19 side failed to defend their World Cup crown in Bangladesh on their way to losing against Namibia and Zimbabwe.
CSA's CEO Haroon Lorgat says "After performing below expectation at the recent ICC WorldT20, it would be right for us to undertake an objective and thorough review of our national teams' setup and performances."
He went onto say "While we plan to do this as soon as practically possible, we do not intend to place a deadline on this important piece of work as we presently have capable people and contracts in place. We have time to do a thorough review before the Board makes any decisions about the future."
In closing, Lorgat says that an analysis of the domestic cricket systems is already ongoing "This focused review of our national teams will add important information to the current review on our domestic cricket systems which is already underway."