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Cricket South Africa appoints Enoch Nkwe as Interim Team Director

Cricket South Africa has appointed Enoch Nkwe as the interim team director of South Africa for the upcoming India tour.

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Cricket South Africa appoints Enoch Nkwe as Interim Team Director
Enoch Nkwe will be the interim team director of South Africa for India tour. Photo: ESPNcricinfo

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have appointed Enoch Nkwe as the interim team director of South Africa for upcoming T20I and Test series against India starting on September 15.

Earlier, the governing body of the sports in the country sacked the entire coaching staff led by Ottis Gibson and hinted to go for implementing European football managerial system.

CSA acting Director of Cricket, Corrie Van Zyl said while commenting about Nkwe’s appointment, “We are pleased to announce Enoch Nkwe as the interim team director of the Standard Bank Proteas for the tour to India.

“His appointment is as a result of his merits and balanced approach and is someone who compliments the direction that will be taken by the team going forward.”

As the Interim Team Director, Nkwe will have to play the role of both head coach and team manager. He will also be provided the opportunity to select rest of the coaching staff for the tour of India that will comprise of three T20 internationals and three Test matches.

The 36-year old,Nkwe, who played seven years of first class cricket containing 42 matches, expressing his appreciation for the opportunity, “It is a tremendous honour and privilege to lead the Proteas as the interim team director. It is a special moment for me and my family and I will do my best to make a difference in this interim period. I am extremely excited about the challenge that lies ahead and am looking forward to meeting all players and staff.”

The Highveld Lions head coach possess an impressive track record as a coach.

In his first season as mentor he led the Johannesburg based franchise to two trophies (CSA T20 Challenge and 4-Day Franchise Series) in the year of 2018.

He also led the Jozi Stars to the inaugural Mzansi Super League title.

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