Former all-rounder Lance Klusener has withdrawn his application to be the Proteas’ ODI and T20I coach.
Klusener was among six candidates interviewed for the role.
The other five candidates are:
- Proteas interim coach Malibongwe Maketa
- Former Proteas assistant coach Adrian Birrell
- South Africa Under-19 coach Shukri Conrad
- Former Titans coach Rob Walter
- Former West Indies director of cricket Richard Pybus
Klusener is the head coach of Durban’s Super Giants for the inaugural edition of the SA20.
“It’s not really a distraction. I’m committed to the Super Giants now and I’ve actually withdrawn my application from the national team coaching position,” said Klusener.
“My focus is solely on the Super Giants here and in the T20 leagues going forward.”
Klusener’s coaching experience
Klusener played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs from 1996 to 2004 before moving into coaching.
He has since worked with South Africa, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in international cricket.
At domestic level, he has also worked with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Khulna Tigers in the Bangladesh Premier League.