Donald quits as Proteas bowling coach

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Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten’s management team and continued in the role under current coach Russell Domingo from August 2013.

“I have had some time to reflect after the World Cup and have come to the conclusion that the time is right to move on,” said Donald.

“It was always a big dream of mine to work in the South African cricket environment after my playing days and I was incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity. The last four years have been the best of my life and being involved with the Proteas in the 2015 Cricket World Cup was a goal I had set my sights on.”

Cricket South Africa said it would consider a replacement in due course. The next assignment for the Proteas is the tour to Bangladesh (two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20s) in July.

Donald said the Proteas reaching number one in the Test rankings was a clear highlight during his time with the team.

“I was blessed to have worked with the best bowling attack in the world over a four-year period and leave with fond memories and experiences, particularly getting to the top of the ICC Test rankings. I have a lot of respect for the environment and culture that the players have created and I have no doubt that it will continue to grow under the leadership of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.”

Haroon Lorgat, CSA CEO paid tribute to the contribution of the 48-year-old.

“Allan was and always will be a stalwart in South Africa having served his country with distinction both on and off the field,” said Lorgat.

“He brought great knowledge and international experience to the Proteas set up and we wish him well in his future endeavours. It’s never easy to lose a legend from your ranks but we respect Allan’s decision in the knowledge that we will seek his involvement in our cricket programmes in the future.”

Domingo, thanked Donald for his contributions to the Proteas.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Allan,” Domingo said. “He is a professional with great insight and knowledge of the game and his expertise has added good value to our bowling department. One could never fault his commitment and dedication towards the team and that is shown by the respect he has earned from the players and coaches.

“He leaves behind a healthy bowling setup buoyed by some of the best bowlers in the world and he can be proud of the fruits of his labour over the last few years. I’m thankful for his contribution and support of me and I wish him well in the future.” – ANA

Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald stepped down from his role after four years of working with the national team.

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