Cricket

Gary Kirsten in London for ECB interview

2019-10-01 18:24
Gary Kirsten (Getty)
Gary Kirsten (Getty)

Cape Town - Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten is reportedly in London for a meeting with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) board for the England head coach role.

According to the Daily Mail, Kirsten is due to arrive in the United Kingdom on Tuesday for an interview with ECB on Wednesday.

If successful, the South African could earn as much as £1 million (R18.8m) a year for three years.

Trevor Bayliss signed off his tenure with the England national side with a Ashes victory over Australia after England drew the Test series 2-2.

According to the British website, ECB's managing director of men's cricket, Ashley Giles is convinced Kirsten should fill Bayliss' boots.

England are set to tour South Africa this summer as they play four Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting with the Boxing Day Test on December 26.

Kirsten is currently the head coach of the Mzansi Super League franchise, the Durban Heat and the Cardiff-based team for England's The Hundred competition.

The 51-year-old coached India to the 2011 Cricket World Cup title and managed the Proteas for two years from 2011-2013.

Kirsten played in 101 Tests and 185 ODIs for the Proteas between 1993 and 2004.

Compiled by Lynn Butler

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