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Cullinan: Domingo should go

MARCH 31, 2016
Cullinan: Domingo should go

Former South African batsman Daryll Cullinan feels the time is right for Russell Domingo’s tenure as Proteas coach to come to an end.

This comes after another failed campaign at a global event by the Proteas.

The South Africans failed to reach the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in India, following group stage losses to England and the West Indies.

Domingo, whose current contract only expires in April 2017, said he would like to remain as Proteas coach.

“To me it still looks like a happy team. And yes, I’d like to continue as coach and achieve big things with this team. It however remains a big challenge.”

But Cullinan - who scored 4 554 runs at an average of 44.21 in 70 Tests for South Africa - feels Domingo’s time is up as national coach. He expressed his views via his official Twitter page, hinting that Highveld Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana should get the job:

"The question is if Domingo goes, which he should, who will be the next coach? I reckon Geoffrey Toyana will get the job."

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat was disappointed by the team’s efforts in India, but said no hasty decisions regarding the coaching staff would be made.

“We’re definitely a much better team than the results show. We still have world class players, but the incisive question now needs to be answered as to why they can’t perform at their best when needed,” said Lorgat.

“Clever and objective analysis will be done. It doesn’t help if we do it now when everybody is emotional.

“We’ll be working with people’s livelihoods. Therefore things won’t be rushed. There will be an executive council meeting in a few weeks’ time and the team only plays again in the middle of the year.”