Western Province’s preparations for the new Cricket SA first-class structure continue to be hampered with Proteas legend Hashim Amla's proposed move to Newlands falling through.
Amla, 38, is the latest loss WP have suffered after former coach Ashwell Prince permanently joined the Bangladesh coaching staff last month as a batting consultant, while Vernon Philander also accepted an offer to be the Pakistan bowling coach for the T20 World Cup on Monday.
Amla was originally named in the WP squad for the 2021/22 season, he will now no longer be turning out in the blue and white.
He says: “I have always enjoyed my time playing at Newlands for the Cape Cobras and working as the batting consultant at the Cape Town Blitz and I want to thank Western Province for their open communication throughout the entire contracting.
“I have made this decision based on where I am currently in my career and with a view to my future endeavors. I want to wish the squad all the best for the coming season.”