CSA appoints panel to review poor performance of Proteas

CSA independent director and chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, Dawn Mokhobo, will head the four-member panel.

South Africa's AB de Villiers walks away dejected after his team's loss against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20.   -  AP

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed a committee to conduct an independent review of the recent poor performance of all the Proteas national squads.

“Our recent performances resulting in early exits for all our national teams at the ICC World T20 and the ICC U/19 CWC events is clearly not acceptable. This calls for us to conduct a clinical review into the national setup and performances of the various teams,” said CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

CSA independent director and chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, Dawn Mokhobo, will head the four-member panel.

The other members of the panel are former Proteas player Adam Bacher, Francois Pienaar, a world-class international rugby player and the Springboks famous 1995 World Cup winning captain and Dr Ross Tucker, a renowned sports physiologist.

“After performing below expectation at the recent ICC World T20, it would be right for us to undertake an objective and thorough review of our national teams’ setup and performances,” Lorgat said.

“While we plan to do this as soon as practically possible, we do not intend to place a deadline on this important piece of work as we presently have capable people and contracts in place. We have time to do a thorough review before the Board makes any decisions about the future.

“This focused review of our national teams will add important information to the current review on our domestic cricket systems which is already underway,” Lorgat added.