Cricket South Africa appoints panel to review poor performance of Proteas in ICC WT20

South African team led by Faf du Plessis managed to win mere two group stage matches out of the four. 

Cricket South Africa appoints panel to review poor performance of Proteas in ICC WT20

Johannesburg: After a disappointing performance by Proteas in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed a committee to conduct an independent review.

Confirming the news, CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said “Our recent performances resulting in early exits for all our national teams at the ICC World T20 and the ICC U/19 CWC events is clearly not acceptable. This calls for us to conduct a clinical review into the national setup and performances of the various teams."

South African team led by Faf du Plessis could managed to win mere two group stage matches out of the four played and didn't mange to reach the knockout stage of the coveted event, which took place in India.

CSA independent director and chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, Dawn Mokhobo, will head the four-member panel, which also comprises Adam Bacher, Francois Pienaar and Dr Ross Tucker.

"After performing below expectation at the recent ICC World T20, it would be right for us to undertake an objective and thorough review of our national teams' setup and performances.

"While we plan to do this as soon as practically possible, we do not intend to place a deadline on this important piece of work as we presently have capable people and contracts in place. We have time to do a thorough review before the Board makes any decisions about the future,” added Lorgat.

"This focused review of our national teams will add important information to the current review on our domestic cricket systems which is already underway," Lorgat added.

(With PTI inputs)

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