Cricket South Africa to look for new head coach after England tour
Cricket South Africa have said they are going to begin a recruitment process soon to appoint a head coach for the national team after the England tour and through to the 2019 World Cup.
If Russell Domingo, the present Proteas coach decides to stay on, he has to reapply after the England tour which is scheduled for May-August 2017.
"The Board of Directors also resolved to commence the recruitment process for the appointment of the Proteas Head Coach to take charge after the tour to the UK until after the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup," the CSA was quoted by ESPNCricnfo.
Domingo who took over the reins in May 2013 already has had his contract extended twice. It was originally set till the 2015 World Cup and South Africa's performance there drove the CSA to extend it till April 2016.
Then, last October, it was decided to extend Domingo's contract till the end of the England tour.
The West Indies have roped in former Australian batsman Stuart Law as a replacement for Phil Simmons for the head coach position. The 48-year-old has been hired on a two-year contract basis until a couple of months prior to the start of the tournament.
"I think this assignment has come at an important time of my career.I am excited at the opportunity to contribute to what I think is an interesting time for West Indies," Law said.
"He comes at an exciting and critical time in the development of the West Indies men's team, with the emergence of some outstanding young talent, as seen in the most recent Test series against Pakistan," The new Director of West Indies Cricket Jimmy Adams said.
Law has had international coaching in the past, having helped Bangladesh reach the final of the Asia Cup in 2012 and was the assistant coach of the Sri Lankan side that reached the final of the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent.