CSA will NOT judge Enoch Nkwe on Proteas performance in India

2019-08-15 21:14
Enoch Nkwe
Enoch Nkwe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl admitted that they will not be judging interim team director Enoch Nkwe on the Proteas performance in just India and that he will be given time in the position.

The Proteas play the first of three T20Is on September 15 in Dharamsala, while their Test series gets underway on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

CSA has thrown Nkwe into the deep end, as he will be the first occupant of the new team director role and manage a new-look Proteas dressing room.

Van Zyl revealed that it would be unfair for them to judge Nkwe's performance as team director after one tour.

"We are aware that this is an interim position and one cannot we judged on one tour only, it would be very unfair," Van Zyl told reporters on Thursday.

"Although there is process that needs to be followed to appoint the team director going forward, I don't think one performance can ultimately influence the decision of appointing the full-time team director."

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The 36-year-old Nkwe has won two trophies - CSA 4-Day Challenge and T20 Challenge - with the Highveld Lions in his maiden season as their coach last season. He also coached the Jozi Stars to the inaugural Mzansi Super League title.

Van Zyl reiterated that Nkwe is the right man for the job.

"CSA believes he has the characteristics and that can bring the best out of the team," said Van Zyl.

"Yes, he has inexperience at franchise level but if you look at his history, he has a lot of experience. He has a lot of success that came in coaching roles.

"Just listening to him this morning, I know Cricket South Africa has made the right decision in selecting him for the interim position."

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