Applications for the position of head coach of the Proteas cricket team have closed, Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola said on Tuesday.
“The process to appoint the new head coach for the Proteas is well underway,” Majola said in a statement.
“A singular mark of the applications received is that the CSA panel is in a fortunate position to choose from quality rather than quantity.
“For the sake of confidentiality CSA will not make these names public.”
Former coach Mickey Arthur, who took the team to No 1 in the world rankings for Tests and ODIs, stepped down from the position in January 2010.
He was replaced in an acting capacity by former CSA high performance coach Corrie van Zyl who was tasked with taking the team to the World Cup in the subcontinent which started at the weekend.
CSA said the panel it appointed to recommend the new coach to the federation's board had drawn up a short list of candidates.
The panel was expected to start reviewing the applications in March and would conduct interviews in April immediately after the World Cup. – Sapa