Devnarain lands top dual coaching job with CSA

Devnarain lands top dual coaching job with CSA

Former Proteas all-rounder, Dinesha Devnarain has landed a dual coaching role with Cricket South Africa.


The 31-year-old has been named as the first full-time Women’s Under-19 and Women’s National Academy head coach.

She will oversee the Under-19’s progress to the inaugural ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place in Bangladesh, early next year.

With 51 international caps to her name and bags of provincial coaching experience, Devnarain says she is ready to take her career to the next level.

“I am over the moon, I am excited, I am nervous. I am ready to accept the challenge. Most of all I am really blessed to be in the position to influence women’s cricket, changes lives, enhance careers and produce future proteas. I am really honoured,” Devnarain said.

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Honing the country’s next generation of elite female cricketers will be her first call of duty.

She will be working closely with young players with the aim of getting them into the senior women’s Proteas squad as she has done with the likes of Nonkululeko Mlaba, one of the brightest young talents to come out of KZN.

The leg spinner from Ntuzuma township and former KZN under-19 Female Cricketer of the Year, is one of the many success stories under Devnarain’s mentorship. Mlaba was part of the Proteas World Cup squad in Australia recently.

“My plans for my dual roles is to create match-winning cricketers for our country,” Devnarain said

“In doing that, also create women leaders, decision-makers, powerful critical thinkers. I want girls to start being more professional. Empower them to pursue their goals,” she concluded.

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