Kirsten has been approached for Proteas job

World Cup cricket coach Gary Kirsten said he had been approached over the vacant South Africa job, the BBC reported yesterday.

“They have approached me, but I’ve said I’m not going to make any decisions just yet,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

Cricket South Africa has drawn up a six-man shortlist that is reported to include former England coach Duncan Fletcher and ex-New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.

Kirsten, 43, who led India to World Cup glory on Saturday, has asked for time to take stock and consider the offer.

“I need to take some time off and clear my mind for a while after this magnificent journey,” he said.

Cricket South Africa is expected to name a replacement for interim coach Corrie van Zyl in June.

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