Proteas v Gogga



September 16, 2016
Proteas v Gogga

REVOLT: Boss Paul Adams

WP Cricket to pick Adams over senior stars after fallout.

The future of Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams has split the Western Cape franchise down the middle.

Adams’ position has been placed under the spotlight after 14 of the contracted Cobras’ playing squad lodged a formal complaint.

It is believed that his retention as head coach could possibly lead to an exodus of senior players including Proteas stars Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Dane Piedt, JP Duminy, Stiaan van Zyl and Vernon Philander.

But last night, the Western Cape Cricket Club (WCC) met and were expected to keep Gogga in charge.

The WCC’s expected decision to stick with Adams stems from the 39-year-old’s success since his appointment back in 2012.

He steered the Cobras to a share of the One-Day Cup titles in 2012-13 and 2013-14 season, while winning back-to-back 
Sunfoil Series during the same periods.

The Cobras also won the RamSlam T20 Challenge in 2014-15, and also qualified for the now-defunct Champions League T20 in India two years ago.

Last season, though, was the first time in eight campaigns that the Cape outfit failed to add any silverware to the Newlands 
trophy cabinet.

The WCC board had hoped to halt this slide with a shake-up of Adams’ support staff.

Former Proteas Test batsman Ashwell Prince — a 66-cap veteran — was earlier this week installed as assistant coach, with a specific focus on mentoring batting prodigies like Zubayr Hamza, Jason Smith, Keegan Petersen and Simon Khomari.

The experienced Prince has replaced former Boland batsman Salieg Nackerdien.

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