Allan Donald rejects NZ job

2011-06-05 11:22

Wellington - Former South African paceman Allan Donald rejected an offer to become New Zealand's bowling coach on Sunday to pursue a job in his homeland, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said.
Donald worked as the Black Caps' bowling coach for three months earlier this year and New Zealand administrators had hoped to sign him on permanently.

NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan said Donald had reached a verbal agreement with the governing body but it fell through when the South African had a last-minute change of heart.

"We did everything possible to retain Allan but it is understandable that a role in South Africa would be attractive to both him and his family," Vaughan said.

"Unfortunately that is the nature of professional sport and although I understand the reasons for Allan's decision, it is disappointing."

Vaughan said he believed Donald wanted to become South Africa's bowling coach under a new Proteas management team set to be unveiled this week.

During his time with New Zealand, Donald helped to lift the Black Caps from one of the worst form slumps in their history.

Along with coach John Wright, he turned around the team's fortunes and they exceeded expectations to reach the semifinal of the World Cup in March, losing to Sri Lanka in Colombo.


  • hunterdog - 2011-06-05 12:58

    Welcome back Allan. We wanna win the CWC Next time around. Your help is required!!!

  • Redwine - 2011-06-05 14:28

    You are a tosser and a looser. You have not completed any assignment since you dropped SA in the sh-t in your last test. You are still young and hope you will learn from old pros that have been in this game long enought. Know one thing though from here it is downhill to Zim and Kenya as no other test side will trust you ever again. A man should stick to his word!

      Spartikusza - 2011-06-05 16:54

      cut down on that red wine you *loser

      Redwine - 2011-06-05 18:56

      Scientifically proven to aid health all round but stay with the topic, provide some proof that our Allen Donald can claim any success in being a bowling coach. He comes and goes with a lot of hoopa National, county you name one assignement where he stayed and performed a job. He ran away twice in England using his family as an excuse. His wife is from there and children were basically brought up in Engeland whilst he was still a player. He however wants to seagull only - fly in and out and leave his sh-t behind -

      Grant - 2011-06-06 14:20

      I agree with Redwine and he was dancing around like a real chop when NZ put us out the WC! Now he wants back in SA get lost man!

  • Danie - 2011-06-05 21:18

    Seems like they found you out BOET!

  • MikeNZ - 2011-06-06 08:43

    No worries about this, we do not want somebody coaching our team who is not as good as his word. Obviously his South African ethics surfacing!!

      Sapientia - 2011-06-06 18:26

      Hmmm... funny that there wasn't one New Zealander in your entire country who could take on the job, so they had to bring Donald in! Obviously the New Zealand lack of expertise surfacing!

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