Langeveldt confirmed as SA bowling coach


Cricket South Africa have officially filled the vacant bowling coach position after Allan Donald's departure in March, giving the role to Charl Langeveldt, who had been doing the work in the meantime.

Langeveldt was with the squad at the World Cup as a 'death bowling consultant' and he was the obvious pick to replace Donald, and on Tuesday the board met in Johannesburg to make it official. They also extended head coach Russell Domingo's contract.

The CSA statement read: "Proteas coach Russell Domingo and Team Manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee both had their contracts extended until 30 April 2017.

"Domingo addressed the Board today and provided his feedback on the past 12 months, the recent ICC Cricket World Cup as well and his plans for the upcoming season.

"The Board also supported the appointment of Charl Langeveldt as the new Proteas Bowling coach."

CSA also named their new convenor of selectors after Andrew Hudson's resignation last month, naming Linda Zondi as the chief convener, and giving him a three-man selection panel, which included former Proteas opener Ashwell Prince.

They said: "Linda Zondi was appointed as the new Convener of the National Selection panel. The other three independent selectors appointed to the national selection panel are – Hussein Manack, Errol Stewart and Ashwell Prince. Proteas Head Coach, Russell Domingo, serves as the fifth member of the selection panel."

CSA boss Haroon Lorgat said of the appointments: "I wish to thank the previous selection panel for the important role played by them and welcome on board the new selection panel.

"Linda was part of the previous selection panel and I want to congratulate him on his progression to the convener role. It is an important role and his past experience on the panel plus as the Dolphins selection convener and as the convener of the national U/19 selection panel will all stand him in good stead.

"He has established an outstanding record in identifying young talent as was seen with his contribution to the success of last year’s ICC under/19 World Cup campaign.

"The Panel’s appointment takes effect immediately and will be for a two year-period."