Proteas

CSA hunting Allan Donald?

2011-05-30 18:19
Allan Donald (File)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) are apparently interested in the services of former bowling great Allan Donald.

According to the website stuff.co.nz there are rumours that CSA are interested in the former quick. Donald began working with the Black Caps earlier this year and appeared to have an immediate impact on their side during the Cricket World Cup.

He was recently linked to a coaching role with the national Australian team but was passed over for Craig McDermott, opening the door for a return to New Zealand.

But one insider told the Sunday Star Times last week that CSA was suddenly making noises about using him as the bowling coach of the Proteas.

The Proteas are still without a head coach and any decisions on support staff wouldn't be made until after that appointment on June 6.

CSA boss Gerald Majola was unavailable for comment.

However, New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan is confident his organisation will re-sign Donald as their national bowling coach.

Vaughan said it was news to him that another national board might be eager to secure the services of the South African Test great, especially given he has already verbally agreed to a new deal over here.

"We have a verbal agreement that has been agreed to in principle," Vaughan said.

"We are hopeful that Allan will be certainly on board by the time we send our emerging players team over to Queensland in July.

"The big change that has perhaps slowed things down a bit is that Allan has indicated a real interest in relocating the whole family to New Zealand.

"We are trying to work with him in regards to the contract as to how we can do it better than we did with our previous arrangement, which was a contractor arrangement with him based in South Africa."

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