South Africa extends coach Russell Domingo's contract until 2017 tour of England

Reuters, Oct, 27 2016

South Africa have extended the contract of coach Russell Domingo until after next year's tour to England, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday.

The 42-year-old took over from Gary Kirsten in mid-2013 but his current contract was due to run out in April after South Africa return from a tour to New Zealand.

File photo of South Africa's Hashim Amla and team coach Russell Domingo. Reuters

File photo of South Africa's Hashim Amla and team coach Russell Domingo. Reuters

"The Board believed the best approach at present was to extend the tenure of Mr Domingo until the end of the England tour in 2017," said CSA chief executive, Haroon Lorgat.

"Naturally the performances of the Proteas was a key factor in the Board’s unanimous decision.

"The recent 1-0 Test series win against New Zealand and the impressive 5-0 win in the ODI Series against world champions Australia, resulting in us being the first nation to achieve a clean sweep against them, were noted.

"In addition, the excellent Proteas discipline and the positive culture throughout the coaching team, the player leadership group and the rest of the players were viewed as exemplary."

Domingo's contract extension means he will now oversee the team for the ICC Champions Trophy plus the four tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in England.

Published Date: Oct 27, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 27, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115