Former South Africa spinner Paul Adams, on Friday, confirmed that he’ll step down as the coach of Cape Cobras. Adams will now take up the role of high performance manager and coach of Western Cape Cricket.
Former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince will take over from Adams.
Adams was appointed as the coach of the Cape Cobras back in 2012.
Adams quoted: “Helping the team to succeed in ways which led to a number of trophies and getting players going up to the Proteas was a very satisfying part of my five-season journey as Cobras’ coach.
“I am looking forward very much to my new role.”
Cape Cobras chief executive Nabeal Dien acknowledged the change that has been made. He quoted: “Paul’s new role is pivotal, as he will be the caretaker and manager of the pipeline structures, nurturing the next generation of franchise players.
“We have opted to make these significant changes in order to address the current slide in the form of the Cape Cobras.
“We trust that the appointment of Dane will ignite the Cobras. He is a selfless cricketer with an excellent game awareness and a natural motivator, and we believe he will be inspirational.”
Dien also heaped praise on Prince, who will take over from Paul Adams and believes he is the right man for the role.
“We believe that Ashwell possesses the international pedigree, the management skills and the interpersonal prowess to rejuvenate the Cobras. We firmly trust he can restore their pride and lift them to the summit of the logs in the Sunfoil Series and the One-Day Cup.”