Hallo Kirsten, goodbye Smith


Gary Kirsten is set to be appointed the new Proteas coach and Graeme Smith will in all likelihood resign on Sunday as Test captain of the national cricket team.


Russell Domingo will be Kirsten’s assistant and Allan Donald will take over as the new bowling coach.

These shock announcements are set to be announced when the Executive Council of Cricket South Africa (CSA) start with a “house-cleaning exercise” on Monday.

Although the CSA Board must still approve the appointments, Sport24 has learned from reliable sources that Kirsten will succeed Corrie van Zyl after South Africa’s disastrous World Cup campaign.

Kirsten, a former Proteas opening batsman, led India to glory in the World Cup a couple of months ago.

Smith will apparently resign on Sunday as Test captain. He has in recent times also resigned as one-day and Twenty20 captain.

It is being speculated that AB de Villiers will be the new captain.

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  1. Ek stem

    Good riddance to bad bad bad rubbish…

    Oh and while you are away STAY away…

    Hopefully the rest of the little ruling troika follows him…

    This means you Boucher and you Kallis…

    Unless Kallis can somehow decide he is a team player after all….

  2. We might just see Gibbs back in the fold.

    Well know fact that Gazza was the one who kept Gibbs in check when they were still playing mates…..

  3. Daar wag n verrassings vir n paar van die cricketeers….

    Gazza is GROOT op dissipline en fiksheid!!!!

  4. Het nou net n bietjie van die OosKaap Rugby gekyk…

    WAAR is al daai miljoene Rugby Ondersteuners…??

  5. Ek stem


    Ja en natuurlik daardie fontein van swart spelers… in hulle miljuisende…

    Wonder presies hoeveel swart spelers was daar op daardie veld in die oorsproing fontein van swart rugby… begin al glo daardie storie is groot kak…

  6. Reply to pietploos @ 4:44 pm:

    Hulle wag vir die SuperWhatever in 2013 –
    wanneer die Kings met hoofsaaklik gekoopte
    wit spelers gaan opdraf.
    Miskien so hier en daar ‘n Solly Tyibilika,
    en ons weet hoe pateties hy was.

  7. Exit the most successful ‘test’ captain in the history of RSA cricket… show them the middle finger mate and earn R7.2mill for eating 3 months of awesome food every year for the next 5…

  8. Reply to Boertjie @ 7:35 pm:

    Bo en behalwe dat die Premier XV (wat Vrydag middag en Saterdag oggend saam geoefen het) die “toekoms van SA Rugby” n rugby les geleer het – was daar om en by 500 mense by die game?
    Omtrent soveel soos by n Boland Vodacom Game……

    AS die Kings dink hulle gaan met daai span n merk in die CC maak – wat nog te se – die Super Superwhatever – wag daar n moerse verrasing vir hulle!

    Dit is wat gebeur – as jy n coach aanstel – wat n genuine goeie man manager is maar FOPOL van die game verstaan nie.
    Hy kontrakteer n hele span vol OU manne teen belaglike GROOT salarisse, war die spelers dan meer bekommerd is oor hoe hulle paycheck lyk as oor volgende week se game.

    Daar wag ongelukkig n wake up call vir diaa klom in die windy city!

  9. Graeme Smith has apologised for not returning to SA following the Proteas’ exit from the recent CWC, but will continue as Test skipper.
    The captaincy is not your decision, you disloyal doos.
    Can only be that Gary want’s him there.
    Can’t wait to see his back.

  10. Awesome announcement if you ask me.

    I am a huge AB fan and think he has the potential for greatness, but not sure about his captaining abilities.

    And, I have never liked Smith.

  11. AB’s batting took a turn when he was forced in the WK position and now he is to be captain on top of that… please man…