Proteas coach Mickey Arthur resigned and was not fired, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Gerald Majola confirmed at a press briefing in East London on Wednesday morning.
Arthur said he had resigned “with immediate effect” because the CSA board disagreed with his vision for the national team and the structures he had put in place over the last five years.
Majola confirmed that CSA high performance coach Corrie van Zyl would take the South African side to India for a tour which includes two Tests and three one-day internationals next month. The team leaves on Saturday.
Majola also confirmed that the selection panel – convenor Mike Procter, Craig Matthews, Winky Ximiya and Mustapha Khan – had been fired and that he would take over from Procter as convenor.
Van Zyl and former Proteas captain Kepler Wessels will also form part of the three-man selection panel.