Eastern Province Cricket has appointed Baakier Abrahams as the Assistant Coach of the EP Provincial team.
Abrahams has a CSA Level III coaching certificate obtained in 2010 and has been the head coach of the NMMU Madibaz team since 2012. He has a B-Com degree majoring in Business Management and Sociology. Under his leadership, the Madibaz have won the Nelson Mandela Bay League five times, the USSA tournament in 2012 and appeared in two CSA National Club Championship finals in 2013 and 2014. He was also voted the NMMU Sports coach of the year in 2013 and 2014.
He was appointed as the Head Coach of the USSA National Team for 2014 and 2015 and won the CSA T20 Future cup held in Kimberly in 2015.
“The cricketing environment is a challenging one that requires resilience and a high level of motivation in order to succeed on both an individual and team level. I feel my previous coaching experiences have exposed me to a great number of coaching challenges and equipped me to make sound decisions and judgements under pressure. The EP team has performed really well over the past few seasons and I am looking forward to working with the coach, Piet Botha, and the talented young cricketers we have in the system” said Abrahams.
EP Cricket CEO, Jesse Chellan said “We are delighted to have someone of Abrahams’ caliber joining our team. He will add great value to the team and our structures in the province. Baakier has a lot of experience with young players and has taken the Madibaz team to great heights so knows what it takes to produce a winning team.”
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