Former South African all-rounder JP Duminy has been named as the head coach of Paarl Royals – a T20 club owned by Royal Sports Group that also owns IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
JP Duminy Named as Head coach of Paarl Royals
The inaugural edition of Cricket South Africa’s officially sanctioned league – SA20 is scheduled to kick off in January 2023.
Duminy is set to be the Head Coach as part of a seven-member support staff team including
- Richard Das Neves – Spin bowling and strategy coach
- Mark Charlton – Batting coach
- A. T. Rajamani Prabhu – Strength and conditioning coach
- Mandla Mashimbyi – Fast bowling coach
- Lisa Keightley – Tactical performance coach
- Russel Aspeling – Team catalyst
Duminy announced his retirement in 2019, the same year when he also lifted the Caribbean Premier League trophy with Paarl Royals’ partner franchise – the Barbados Royals (then known as Barbados Tridents).
He has since stepped into the coaching career, serving as a strategic consultant to the South African men’s Team in 2021 and as a batting consultant to the domestic side Lions.
“I have always had a very close connection with Paarl, having played plenty of my cricket at Boland Park, and hence it’s an honour for me to have been appointed as the Head Coach of the Paarl Royals.
It is an exciting time for everyone associated with South African cricket and I’m really looking forward to working with some exceptional international and local players.
The shared knowledge and experience in the dressing room is what I’m most excited about and having the privilege to facilitate and unlock our abilities together with my coaching/management staff,” stated Duminy in an official statement released by Rajasthan Royals.
The 38-year-old was an all-rounder and represented South Africa in 46 Tests, 199 ODIs, and 81 T20Is.
He retired from all forms of cricket in January 2020 after winning the Caribbean Premier League title with the partner side of Paarl Royals, the Barbados Royals. This year, he took up his first assignment as a head coach by signing with Boland, a domestic team.