Cape Town - Former
South Africa opener Ashwell Prince has stepped down from his role as a
national selector, opting instead to focus on his coaching ambitions.
Prince was asked to be a selector in June last year, and was one of
two former Proteas players on the four-man panel. The others are Errol
Stewart, who is the other player, as well as Linda Zondi and Hussein
Prince, who has not been replaced on the panel yet, said on Cricinfo:
"I feel I have more to offer as a coach, so that's what I want to
"Being both a coach and a selector was not an option as it is regarded as a conflict of interest."
Prince was the batting coach for the South Africa 'A' side on their
recent tour to Australia, and is hoping to secure a domestic coaching
role soon. He is also studying further to get his level three coaching
If he does get a high-profile post, he will not be the first former
SA player with little experience to do so this year. Former Proteas
wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is the new Titans head coach, despite not
having much formal experience.