Ousted Langeveldt 'understands' why he's gone

2017-11-01 19:59
Charl Langeveldt (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Proteas bowling coach Charl Langeveldt says that he understood why the Proteas decided to let him go.

On Monday, Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson confirmed that Langeveldt would not be retained as the bowling coach of the national team.

Gibson had initially decided  to keep Langeveldt (bowling coach), Neil McKenzie (batting coach), Claude Henderson (spin bowling coach) and Adrian Birrell (assistant coach) as his backroom staff for Bangladesh's tour.

Despite the Proteas clean sweeping Bangladesh in all three formats, Gibson wasted no time in making some changes to his backroom staff after the tour. 

READ: Langeveldt axed as Gibson makes key changes

Gibson revealed that he will take over the responsibilities as bowling coach, having previously worked with the England national team in that role. 

Langeveldt, who joined the Proteas coaching staff in 2015 under Russell Domingo, admitted that getting "fired" comes part and parcel with the job.

"That's how international cricket is, you've got a job one day and the next day you're fired," Langeveldt told the TimesLive website.

"But I understand. You can't have two bowling coaches and that is Ottis' speciality."

Langeveldt played 6 Tests, 72 ODIs and 9 T20Is for the Proteas between 2001 and 2010.

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