Pybus's resignation accepted

2012-03-27 13:08
Richard Pybus (File)
Cape Town - The Board of Western Cape Cricket (WCC) on Monday night accepted with regret the resignation of Cape Cobras coach Richard Pybus.

The WCC thanked Pybus for his "big contribution to the Cape Cobras in the past two years" and wished him everything of the best in his future career.

The vacant coaching position will be advertised shortly with the goal of having a new coach in place by July.

According to various reports, Pybus, who quit his job last week, has said that he was undermined in his job by a range of issues to do with WCC CEO Andre Odendaal and the franchise.

Pybus's resignation came as a surprise since the team had won three trophies out of a possible six in the past two seasons under him.

However, even though his effectiveness as a coach had been widely lauded, a range of issues which had been simmering within the Cobras squad led to a player delegation recently meeting with Odendaal.

These issues are believed to include what some players termed “questionable selections”, not giving young local players opportunities and the granting of a new two-year contract to captain Justin Kemp, while some believed he had not been performing consistently enough.


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