Proteas

Domingo 'out of Gary's shadow'

2014-05-15 13:32
Russel Domingo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas coach Russell Domingo is happy that he's finally stepped out of the shadow of former coach, Gary Kirsten.

Domingo, who had been assistant coach to Kirsten during his stint in charge of the national team, was given the head coaching role last year when the latter resigned.

At the time, the decision to appoint Domingo was questioned by a few pundits and fans. He was not the biggest name in cricket circles and at 38 one of the youngest to be appointed Proteas coach.

Domingo on Thursday admitted it was a bit of a challenge to get the players to view him as the man in charge - and not just an assistant.

But he feels things have now changed.

"Stepping out of Gary's shadow and stepping into my own light and my own way of doing things has taken a bit of work," Domingo was quoted as saying on Cricket South Africa's official Facebook page.

"Getting the players to see me as not Gary's assistant but as head coach was a bit of a change but we've smoothed it out and we're working well together."

Domingo also said they are targeting Cricket World Cup success in Australia and New Zealand next year.

The Proteas will have 24 ODIs before the competition kicks off in February next year.

They will tour Sri Lanka in July this year, before participating in a triangular tournament in Zimbabwe featuring the hosts and Australia, before heading Down Under for a couple of series against New Zealand and the Aussies.

"I sincerely believe that our time (to win a World Cup) is not far away," said Domingo.

"We have a group of world class players and huge talent in the Proteas squad. I think it's all about supporting the team, irrespective of what happens."

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