JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola has dismissed speculation that India coach Gary Kirsten will join the Proteas when his contract ends after the World Cup.
"It's just rumours that Gary had already applied for the position (of South African coach) or that we have already entered into discussion with him," Majola told the Afrikaans daily 'Beeld' on Friday.
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Kirsten, who has led India to the top position in world rankings, is being touted as the front-runner for the local position after current coach Corrie van Zyl returns to his position as head of the High Performance Centre in Pretoria after the World Cup.
CSA advertised the position on Thursday. A panel comprising Majola, Van Zyl, convener of selectors Andrew Hudson and players' representative Boeta Dippenaar will begin interviewing applicants early in January.