Donald returns home for family reasons
Posted by: csa on Sunday, 20 October 2013

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Castle Lager Proteas bowling coach, Allan Donald, has been granted leave of absence to fly back to South Africa on Sunday for personal family reasons.

Former Proteas bowling coach and current Cricket South Africa (CSA) High performance coach, Vincent Barnes, will join the squad on Monday morning to assist with the bowling responsibilities in Donald's absence. Barnes was due to fly out to the UAE as a Selector for the One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan starting on October 30th. 

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "One of the key characteristics of our environment has been our commitment to making sure our players and management are in a good space both on and off the field. Vinnie (Barnes)  has worked closely with Russell (Domingo) and Gary (Kirsten) in the past and will no doubt fit in comfortably into the environment. We wish Allan all the best during this difficult time." 

Proteas coach, Russell Domingo added: " Vinnie is probably one of the most experienced bowling coaches in South Africa and will bring a lot of knowledge and skill to the environment. He has worked with all of the bowlers at either national or High Performance level so he is not coming into the setup  cold. It will also be important to keep the information flowing between himself and Allan but I am confident of the expertise he brings." 

At this stage it is unclear when Donald will re-join the group.

 

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