Russell Domingo came under scrutiny after South Africa lost the tri-series at West Indies    Getty Images
Russell Domingo came under scrutiny after South Africa lost the tri-series at West Indies Getty Images

South Africa s coach Russell Domingo has extended his head coach contract by four months, who contract was to end on April 2017. Along with him Dr. Mohammed Moosaj s contract will be extended as well until August 2017. However, the panel was to appoint Francois Pienaar, who was the former national rugby captain. But when they failed to agree terms with CSA, the committee disbanded and the review was abandoned. If Domingo s contract was not going to be renewed at the end of April, South Africa s new coach would have taken over the role from May and enjoyed the game with the team ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. South Africa do not have any fixtures scheduled from end of March until May. READ: Domingo: SA failed in WI due to ‘excessive workload’

Domingo was scrutinised after South Africa lost the tri-series in June. However, he got the required support in Test and One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe and New Zealand as well as against Australia. A team culture camp preceded those series in which South Africa plotted what they call a new path. Speaking to Skysports.com, Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said, As part of the domestic cricket review, we are currently evaluating the entire coaching framework in South Africa and the board believed the best approach at present was to extend the tenure of Mr Domingo until the end of the England tour in 2017.

He further added, “Naturally the performances of the Proteas were a key factor in the board’s unanimous decision. In addition, their excellent discipline and the positive culture throughout the coaching team, the player leadership group and the rest of the players were viewed as exemplary.” ALSO READ: De Villiers: Domingo not to be blamed for Tri-series debacle

Domingo has been in overall charge of the side since 2013.