Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday named its High Performance Management team, which sees Malibongwe Maketa taking control of the SA “A” team and former Cape Cobras boss coach Shukri Conrad guiding the SA U19s.
Further appointments are Edward Khoza being named acting head of cricket pathways, Vincent Barnes as high performance and bowling lead, with Neil McKenzie taking charge of the batsmen.
Dinesha Devnarain is the women’s national academy and SA U19 head coach, while doctor Shuaib Manjra is the chief medical officer.
Of Maketa’s appointment, director of cricket Graeme Smith says: “Malibongwe has been involved in South African cricket for a very long time, he’s one of our outstanding coaches and I was really glad that he applied.
“With the team of High Performance coaches around him, he has got a real opportunity to strengthen the pipeline.
“The other thing about Malibongwe is that he has had a number of years with the national team and has worked in the A-team position as well.
“He is not only a really good coach, he is a good man, so I’m excited that he’ll be leading that department.
“The goal is to make sure that South African cricket is strong. We’ve got a really powerful group of cricketers coming through that can only strengthen the national side and can challenge players in the national team.
“I feel that Malibongwe and the other High Performance coaches can provide that and also develop the game.”