Tuesday 18 January 2011 

Donald Joins New Zealand As Bowling Coach

Donald Joins New Zealand As Bowling Coach
Donald Joins New Zealand As Bowling Coach
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Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has joined up with the New Zealand coaching team on a short-term basis as bowling coach during the One-Day International series against Pakistan and the 2011 World Cup.

The 44-year-old has recently finished a stint coaching in Zimbabwe and has previously held jobs with Warwickshire and England.

“Allan’s appointment is an exciting one for the BLACKCAPS.  His extensive coaching and playing experience should make a really positive impact," chief executive of New Zealand cricket Justin Vaughan said.
 
“We talked to Allan back in 2008 when an assistant coaching role was available and although he seriously considered coming on board he decided to stay on with Warwickshire.  It is great he is now willing to commit to the BLACKCAPS and I know he is really looking forward to the challenge of returning to international cricket and working with the BLACKCAPS bowlers,” he added.

Donald played 72 Test matches and 164 One-Day Internationals during an illustrious international career and he is set to join up with the New Zealand squad in Wellington on 20th January.

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