Former Pakistan and West Indies coach Richard Pybus has been named the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club’s head coach and director of cricket.
Pybus’ prolific coaching career has also included stints with the Cape Cobras, Titans and Border in South African domestic cricket, Middlesex in the English County Championship and Bangladesh at international level.
Pybus also worked with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
He has been working with the University of Western Cape Cricket Club ahead of this year’s Varsity Cup, University Sports South Africa tournaments and Western Province Cricket Association premier league.
“We are delighted to welcome Richard as director of cricket. Richard has vast domestic and international experience that can only benefit aspiring young cricketers in the Western Cape,” the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club’s Nick Kock told Club Cricket SA.
“Richard’s role includes taking charge of the first XI, player development of our high-performance group, mentoring our coaches and assisting with our outreach program in the Western Cape.”
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UWC Cricket Club players leave Cape Premier League
Meanwhile, several University of the Western Cape Cricket Club players have been withdrawn from this year’s Cape Premier League. The Peninsula Patriots are among the teams who have had to replace UWC Cricket Club players.
“We will be withdrawing all UWC players from this year’s CPL. We will be concentrating on our pre-season and USSA tournaments preparation and allow our new head coach to get a proper look at our players,” added Kock.