Former Proteas batsman Hashim Amla has been appointed Lions batting coach ahead of the 2023-24 domestic season in South Africa.
Amla has succeeded former Lions batting coach Michael Smith, who has moved to Australia for a role with Tasmania.
Amla will work alongside new Lions head coach Russell Domingo on a three-year contract.
“I am truly delighted to work with Lions Cricket. They are one of the largest Proteas-producing teams in the country and to work with their players is an honour,” said Amla.
“The head coach Russel Domingo and I go back many years. I had him as a coach while with the Proteas and his experience as an international coach is something I am eager to team up with and share in.
“The domestic game is the base for all quality cricketers who desire longevity in their careers and to be a part of that excites me.”
Amla will also work with Proteas batsman Zubayr Hamza, who has joined the Lions from Western Province.
“I am ecstatic that Hashim has joined us. His record speaks for itself and being able to tap into that experience will be massively beneficial for our players. He is a legend of our game and I am sure he will make a significant impact,” added Domingo.