Gauteng hire JP Duminy as batting coach

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Former Proteas cricketer JP Duminy has been appointed Gauteng’s batting coach, ahead of South Africa’s 2021-22 domestic season.

Head coach Wandile Gwavu has been retained. Jimmy Kgamadi is the new assistant coach.

We welcome our new recruits as we aim to empower others and grow the game off the field as well as on,” said Lions Cricket chief executive officer Jono Leaf-Wright.

“We want to continue to win and are full steam ahead. As an outfit, we are aligned, from our stadium, medical centre, facilities, schools, clubs, universities and professional teams.

“We have brilliant people driving the brand, from our board through to staff, coaching and the all-important sponsors and partners who form part of the Lions family.”

Former Warriors head coach Piet Botha is Gauteng’s bowling coach. Former Mpumalanga head coach Kurt Human has joined Gauteng as the Academy and Colts head coach. Siya Sibiya is still the Gauteng Under-19 coach.

High-performance analyst Prasanna Agoram, who worked with the Proteas for 11 years, has joined the Gauteng coaching staff as well.

“Our approach has been one of combining experience with fresh faces, an approach that will continue to fill our trophy cabinets while also growing the game across the many spheres,” added Leaf-Wright.

“In our quest for excellence, we have secured Prasanna, undoubtedly the cricketing world’s number one high-performance analyst. As the high-performance manager, Prasanna adds an unquantifiable value, overseeing talent acceleration from grassroots through to professional level.”

Gauteng have been placed in division one of the country’s new domestic system, which will return to provincial competition later this year. Franchise cricket in South Africa has been dissolved.

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