Amla heaps praise on Proteas coaching staff

2017-02-01 08:47
Hashim Amla (Gallo)

Durban - News that Proteas coach Russell Domingo has to re-apply for his job has not distracted the team ahead of the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, star batsman Hashim Amla has said.

Domingo was told by his bosses that the coaching position of the national side will be advertised at the end of the tour to England in August and he would have to go through the interview process again.

The coaching support staff, which includes assistant Adrian Birrell, bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, batting coach Neil McKenzie, spin consultant Claude Henderson and fitness trainer Greg King, could all be affected by a change of head coach.

Amla though says everyone is still as professional as always as the Proteas look to build on their victory in the first ODI against the Asian opponents.

The right-handed batsman commented on the matter: "It hasn't affected the coaches too much. They still seem extremely motivated, which is brilliant. They have been professional in everything they have done.

"Don't forget it's still six or seven months away, which is a long time. In between that, we have so many different challenges to keep our focus on."

Read more on:    proteas  |  hashim amla  |  russell domingo  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
South Africa v India, Johannesburg 10:00
Thursday, 01 February 2018
South Africa v India, Durban 13:00
Sunday, 04 February 2018
South Africa v India, Centurion 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

India may be ranked No 1 in the ICC Test rankings, but after their series defeat to the Proteas, do they really deserve the mantle as world's best?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.