Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming could be the “big name” Cricket South Africa waited for when they decided to extend the deadline last month in their search for the successor to Corrie van Zyl.
Van Zyl is set to return to his post at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria after the World Cup.
CSA chief executive Gerald Majola said that CSA “weren’t completely satisfied with the number of applications” and that “another big name has in addition asked that his late application be considered, as he wasn’t aware of the initial deadline.”
A well-placed source said: “Fleming is held in high regard by Cricket South Africa. He submitted a late application.”
Applications for the post officially close on February 18, a day before the World Cup starts next Friday.