Cricket : Dolphins ‘sack’ Klusener

Cricket : Dolphins ‘sack’ Klusener

Lance Klusener says he has been left ‘shocked’ after the Dolphins decided not to renew his contract as head coach.

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The former South African all-rounder told ESPNCricinfo he was given ‘no reason’ for his dismissal and thought the decision was ‘very strange’.

Dolphins CEO Pete de Wet told ESPNCricinfo on Saturday that rumours of Klusener’s sacking were ‘not true at all’. On Monday morning, de Wet said he would issue a statement ‘shortly’.

Klusener was appointed interim coach at the Dolphins in January 2012, when Graham Ford left the franchise to take over as Sri Lanka’s national coach before confirmed in the role later that year.

Under his tenure, Dolphins won one trophy – the 2013-14 T20 competition – and have maintained good form in the shortest format. This season, they lost the final of the Ram Slam to the Titans. They have not done as well in other competitions, finishing fifth in the one-day cup with four wins from 10 matches and lie fourth in the fourth in the Sunfoil Series, which is only at its halfway stage, but have only won one match.

Source : SA Cricket Magazine