Cricket South Africa (CSA) has sacked incumbent head coach Ottis Gibson from the role of head coach after a dismal ICC World Cup 2019 campaign in England. Besides, the Proteas are planning to revamp their full management team as they plan to move to a football-style new structure.
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Meanwhile, South Africa didn’t have the best of the World Cup as they were knocked out in the early stages of the tournament. The Proteas were not able to get in the complete performances, and they had to pay the price. South Africa could not tick the right boxes, and they would like to rebuild their team. Faf du Plessis & Co finished seventh in the table with only three wins of their nine matches.
After a dismal time in the World Cup, Cricket South Africa has decided not to renew their head coach Ottis Gibson’s contract. CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe thanked Gibson and long-time serving team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee for their service.
“I would like to thank Ottis Gibson, other members of the team’s current senior management, and our long-serving team manager, Dr. (Mohammed) Moosajee, for their national service to South African cricket,” Moroe said.
Furthermore, CSA will now appoint a team manager, who will select his own coaching staff and captains in the three formats of the game. The medical staff and administrative staff will also report to him. The team manager will report to CSA Acting Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl, who will in turn report to the Chief Executive.
Ottis Gibson succeeded Russell Domingo as the head coach of South Africa in August 2017. The Proteas enjoyed good success in with his stint in the Rainbow Nation, but a poor outing in the World Cup went against him. CSA decided not to renew his contract which came to an end after the ICC World Cup.