Cricket South Africa calm over Domingo future


Russell Domingo's role as South Africa coach will be reviewed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) following their World T20 exit, but no snap decision will be made.

South Africa failed to defend leads in defeats to England and West Indies in Group 1, meaning victories over Afghanistan and Sri Lanka were not enough to see them through to the semi-final stage.

Despite the premature exit, CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat would not speculate on Domingo's future and insisted his performance review will be conducted in a measured manner.

"It goes without saying that we will need to do some sort of review. We will do it objectively, we will do it smartly - not knee-jerk. It's not emotional stuff. We will do it properly," said Lorgat.

"To pre-empt that [Domingo may be under pressure] is premature. He's got a contract. I don't think I would want to speculate before getting down to the details.

"There is no tournament in the offing, our next fixtures are in the middle of this year so there's no need for a rush into this.

"Let us settle down and take it with great consideration. We are talking of futures, we are talking about the team and we want to provide the environment as best we can."

Domingo confirmed his desire to retain his position with the Proteas, but admitted improvements must be made.

"Absolutely [I want to continue as coach]. It's a massive honour and a massive privilege. Everyone wants to do it and it's a big challenge at the moment," he said.

"We've obviously not achieved what we've set out to achieve and we have set some goals we want to achieve. It's a big challenge for me. I know the players support me, I have got a very good relationship with the players.

"The management team we have put together is as good as any in the world. I am pretty confident it's the right management team to take the team forward.

"It's a tough one to point out why we are batting well and then not bowling well and then bowling well and not batting well. We are meticulous in our planning, we are efficient in our strategising.

"Why we haven't crossed the line in a major event we still need to figure out."