Cobras crisis



September 19, 2016
Cobras crisis

UNDER FIRE: Paul Adams

Bosses to meet players before decision today.

The Western Cape Cricket Board (WCC) will meet with coach Paul Adams and disgruntled players today to try to resolve a dispute tearing the Cobras apart.

Senior contracted players, including a number of Proteas, have lodged a formal dispute against Gogga.

The South African Cricket Association (Saca) says that the players claim there is a material breakdown in their relationship with the coach.

Independent Media understands that the players do not believe that the coach has the technical and tactical knowhow to lead the team.

The WCC board, however, have been impressed with Gogga’s tenure – failing to deliver silverware only last season and the likes of Dane Piedt, Dane Vilas, Stiaan van Zyl and Beuran Hendricks going on to represent the Proteas.

The decision was made on Thursday night after a deliberation in which the content of the mediator report by the former South African physical and mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton came under the spotlight.

Upton, a former member of Gary Kirsten’s management team during his tenure as South African coach, was appointed as a mediator. Upton recently submitted his report to the WCC board.

The WCC executive board will now call the aggrieved players into a crisis meeting this morning, where the latest developments will be discussed in greater detail.

A follow-up WCC board meeting will take place on Monday evening, where an ultimate decision will be made.

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