Francois Pienaar on Cricket South Africa review panel


Former Springboks captain Francois Pienaar has been included on Cricket South Africa's (CSA) four-person panel to conduct an independent review of the "unacceptable" performances of the national cricket teams.

Pienaar, who led South Africa to glory at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, is joined by former Proteas player Adam Bacher, sports psychologist Dr Ross Tucker on an independent committee led by CSA HR Committee chair Dawn Mokhobo.

The Proteas failed to progress from Super 10 Group 1 at the World Twenty20 in India last month, suffering defeats to eventual finalists England and West Indies.

CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat, who backed coach Russell Domingo following the World T20 exit despite, insisted there will be no rush for answers from the review despite disappointing displays.

"After performing below expectation at the recent ICC WorldT20, it would be right for us to undertake an objective and thorough review of our national teams' setup and performances," Lorgat said.

"While we plan to do this as soon as practically possible, we do not intend to place a deadline on this important piece of work as we presently have capable people and contracts in place. We have time to do a thorough review before the board makes any decisions about the future.

"Our recent performances resulting in early exits for all our national teams at the ICC World T20 and the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup events is clearly not acceptable. This calls for us to conduct a clinical review into the national setup and performances of the various teams.

"This focused review of our national teams will add important information to the current review on our domestic cricket systems which is already under way."