JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA) hope to provide greater clarity today about a raft of changes announced yesterday morning pertaining to the men’s national team, including the axing of head coach Ottis Gibson.
While Gibson’s 62% win ratio across all formats during his two years in the job, is certainly commendable, it was the failure to take the team to the final of the World Cup which ultimately saw Cricket South Africa’s Board of Directors decide to part ways with him, a month before his contract was due to expire.
However it will be no simple transition to the next head coach. Cricket South Africa, following a short meeting with Gibson yesterday morning, announced a set of comprehensive changes that will affect how cricket in general and the national men’s team in particular will be run.
“This change will herald an exciting new era for the SA cricket and will bring us into line with best practice in professional sport,” CSA’s Chief Executive Thabang Moroe, said in a statement.
“I must stress that the new structure was not a rash decision. It was taken after much deliberation by the Board, taking all the factors into consideration about the current state of our cricket and also the plan that we need to get to within the timelines we have set.”