Head coach role for Qaasim Adams at United Cricket Club

File image: Qaasim Adams.File image: Qaasim Adams.

United Cricket Club have named the veteran Qaasim Adams head coach for the 2019-20 Western Province Cricket Association first division A. Adams has succeeded former head coach Ismail Behardien.

Adams scored 340 runs in 13 innings  at an average of almost 38 for United Cricket Club in the 2018-19 WPCA first division A, according to WebSports. The all-rounder also took 20 wickets at an average of under 19.

He captained the Hoeri Kwaggo Bulls in the Cape Premier League earlier this year. The Bulls were the runners-up in the inaugural edition of the CPL, after losing to the Cape Vikings in late April’s final at Newlands.

The former Lions, Titans, Warriors and Cape Cobras player has been contracted by Western Province for a challenging 2019-20 provincial campaign, too.

The 35-year-old was suspended for 12 playing days late last year. His February 2019 return was marked by two first-class centuries – against KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Boland.

Elsewhere at United Cricket Club

United Cricket Club’s Ashraf Burns was named the Western Province Cricket Association’s new vice-president in March 2019. He succeeded advocate Nicolas Kock, who has been promoted to president.

“Burns is a dedicated and committed president of United Cricket Club. He has served on the board for many years and has a particular passion for club cricket,” read a statement from the WPCA.

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