PROTEAS COACH: Russell Domingo

Current coach Russell Domingo is preparing the span for three ODIs against England as well as the Champions Trophy.

But the Test series against the Poms which follows might be last time the former Warriors boss is in charge as the new coach is set to take over at the start of September.

That means that the first game for the new coach will be the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom which will start September 28.

Domingo has had a good stint as national boss as the Proteas have reached No.1 in all formats under him and there have been memorable victories over powerhouses such as Australia and India.

Coach Domingo has also brought through youngsters such as Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Temba Bavuma and he was also instrumental in turning Dean Elgar into a top-class opener.

Despite all of Domingo’s accomplishments CSA has still appointed Norman Arendse, Rihan Richards, Oupa Nkagisang, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons to find a new coach while CSA dik ding Chris Nenzani has defended the decision.

Nenzani says: “There has been uninformed negativity in the media about the Board’s decision to start a process to recruit a coach for the Proteas.

“But the reasons for our doing this were obvious and the committee we have appointed to oversee the process will make sure that we have all bases covered.”