Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced a dynamic new structure that will not only see the appointment of a team manager who will take overall charge of all aspects of the team, but also ensure an effective manner of cricket governance and greater accountability to South Africans.
The team manager will appoint his coaching staff as well as the captain(s) of the Proteas; the coaches, the medical staff and the administrative staff will all report directly to him.
The Board of Directors of CSA approved the new structure at its meeting last week which includes the appointment of the position of Director of Cricket. CSA Manager: Cricket Pathways, Corrie van Zyl, will assume the position of Acting Director of Cricket until the position is filled. This effectively means that all cricketing decisions within the system will be managed by the Acting Director of Cricket.
In terms of the new structure the team manager, similar to football-style structures, will report to the (Acting) Director of Cricket who will in turn report to the Chief Executive.
Dr. Mohammed Moosajee, whose tenure comes to an end in September 2019, expressed to the Board his wish not be considered for another term as joint Team Manager and Team Doctor, which the Board accepted. Members of team management, including the various assistant cricket coaches, will not be retained as part of the forthcoming plan.