No guarantees from CSA for Domingo

Proteas head coach Russell Domingo’s contract comes to an end after the tour to England in the middle of the year.

FILE: Proteas head coach Russell Domingo. Picture: cricket.co.za

CAPE TOWN - Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani says they cannot give Proteas head coach Russell Domingo any guarantees regarding his position.

CSA released a statement on Saturday saying their recruitment process for a new coach is underway.

Domingo’s contract comes to an end after the tour to England in the middle of the year.

CSA have said that Domingo is welcome to apply for his current job, the decision comes as a surprise after Domingo has overcome a tough 2015/2016 season to record a Test series win against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia added to that a memorable 5-0 ODI series whitewash of Australia.

Nenzani says the recruitment process was sanctioned and owned by CSA and they could not give any
assurances as the process is underway.

“We can’t give a guarantee with a recruitment process open, but at the same time that process is our own process. If there are any compelling reasons for us to put it on hold, we will do so.”

Domingo will have to compete with anyone else who applies for the national team post, said Nenzani.

“He is quite free and quite entitled to also contest for that position. Once we have put together a committee, then that committee will develop its own terms of reference for the board to approve. Obviously, anybody who wishes to apply is free to apply.”

Nenzani said he did not know whether Domingo was content with the situation or not but confirmed
CSA had had a chat to him regarding the process.

“I don’t know, we have mandated the CEO [Haroon Lorgat] to talk him and the report that I got said that there has been a cordial interaction and discussion, so that discussion has taken place.”

South Africa are currently locked into a five match ODI series against Sri Lanka, they then jet off to New Zealand and will head to England in the middle of the year for the ICC Champions Trophy as well as a series against the home nation across all three formats.