Jennings new South Africa coach

Published: Saturday, October 16, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Durban:The South African Cricket Board has named Ray Jennings its new cricket coach following the sacking of Eric Simons.

Jennings, who was formerly associated with the South African 'A' team, will have the forthcoming tour of India in November-December as his first international assignment, followed by a home series against England and will be in charge of the side until the end of tour to West Indies next May.

It may be mentioned here that Jenning's predecessor-Simons had taken over in June 2002 and had six months left on his contract but had to be removed following a spate of shoddy performances in recent times.

The newly-appointed coach, who took to coaching after a career as a wicket-keeper, during which he played 14 unofficial Tests against 'rebel' touring sides in the 1980s.

Jennings guided Gauteng to victory in the Standard Bank Cup in 1997-98. He was also in charge of Easterns two seasons ago when they won the Supersport Series.

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