Enoch Nkwe Proteas

Former Proteas assistant coach Enoch Nkwe. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Proteas plunged into crisis as assistant coach sensationally QUITS!

The Proteas will depart this week for Sri Lanka for a six-match white-ball series without their assistant coach Enoch Nkwe.

Enoch Nkwe Proteas

Former Proteas assistant coach Enoch Nkwe. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Proteas will depart this week for Sri Lanka for a six-match white-ball series without their assistant coach Enoch Nkwe.

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South Africa will play a three-match ODI series followed by three T20Is in Colombo from 2-14 September.

According to TimesLIVE, Nkwe has quit the Proteas and stated in his resignation letter that the working environment within the team management has become a contaminated space for him to continue to work in.

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) were quick to take note of the media reports and issued a three-paragraph statement on Monday.

The statement read: Cricket South Africa has noted media reports about the resignation of Proteas Assistant Coach, Enoch Nkwe. 

Nkwe has indeed signalled an intention to resign, and this matter is being considered by the Board. The Chairperson and the Acting CEO are currently engaging with Nkwe about his future. 

A further statement will be made when these consultations have been concluded. 

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PROTEAS ODI AND T20I SQUADS:

ODI

Temba Bavuma (captain), Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams

Twenty20

Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, B. Hendricks, R. Hendricks, Klaasen, Linde, Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Markram, David Miller, Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Nortje, Pretorius, Rabada, Shamsi, Van der Dussen, Williams