Klusener shocked at Dolphins sacking

Lance Klusener worked with the South Africa side during the England series © Gallo Images

Lance Klusener, the former South Africa allrounder, has been sacked as Dolphins’ coach after his contract was not renewed. He told ESPNcricinfo he was given “no reason,” for his dismissal and thought the decision was “very strange.”

When contacted on Saturday, Dolphins CEO Pete de Wet said rumours of Klusener’s sacking were “not true at all.” On Monday morning, de Wet said he would issue a statement “shortly.”

Klusener was appointed interim coach at the Dolphins in January 2012, when Graham Ford left the franchise to take over as Sri Lanka’s national coach before confirmed in the role later that year.

Under his tenure, Dolphins won one trophy – the 2013-14 T20 competition – and have maintained good form in the shortest format. This season, they lost the final of the Ram Slam to Titans. They have not done as well in other competitions, finishing fifth in the one-day cup with four wins from 10 matches and lie fourth in the fourth in the Sunfoil Series, which is only at its halfway stage, but have only won one match.

Klusener was considered very much part of South Africa’s coaching structures and was even roped in as a lower-order batting consultant for the national team ahead of the Boxing Day Test against England.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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