Lions seek new head coach as Wandile Gwavu joins Proteas staff

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The Proteas have appointed former Lions head coach Wandile Gwavu limited-overs fielding coach.

Gwavu has succeeded former Proteas fielding coach Justin Ontong on a full-time basis.

Gwavu has previously worked with the Joburg Super Kings in the SA20,  South Africa A and South Africa Under-19, too.

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“We are pleased to confirm Wandile as the fielding coach for the Proteas limited-overs team. He brings a wealth of experience at the highest level in South African cricket with a coaching career that speaks volumes,” said Cricket South Africa director of cricket Enoch Nkwe.

“With the fine margins and the ever-increasing stakes in 50-over and T20 cricket, fielding has become a critical part of any successful team and we strongly believe Wandile’s expertise will help the Proteas maintain their strong tradition of fielding excellence across both formats.

“Wandile also permanently joins the set-up during an exciting period as the team transition into a crucial preparatory phase ahead of the World Cup in India later this year.”

The Lions will appoint Gwavu’s successor ahead of the 2023-24 domestic season in South Africa.

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