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Kirsten on five-man SA panel

Calcutta: Former captain and coach Gary Kirsten is on the five-man panel named by Cricket South Africa to "screen and recommend a suitable candidate" for the position of the Proteas' head coach.

The South African Board issued a media release on Thursday informing that the process of coach selection and appointment will be completed by the beginning of September.

"The Board has nominated the following persons to serve on the selection panel to screen and recommend a suitable candidate to the Board for appointment: Norman Arendse SC, Rihan Richards, Oupa Nkagisang, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons," the CSA media release said.

Besides Kirsten, Simons too is a former coach.

Current coach Russell Domingo's contract expires at the end of the England tour in August, though one is not sure whether he would throw in his hat for consideration.

The CSA has confirmed an extension to the term of office of all the current selectors serving on the national selection panel until the end of the World Cup in 2019.Also, former player Robin Peterson has been named in the cricket committee as the 'Eminent Past Player' representative. He replaces Ashwell Prince, who has taken up the position of head coach of the Cape Cobras.


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