New Zealand Cricket has lost the services of fast bowling coach Allan Donald.
The former South African international was set to sign a two year deal with New Zealand Cricket, having worked with Black Caps coach John Wright at the recent World Cup.
Donald verbally agreed to terms with New Zealand Cricket, but chief executive Justin Vaughan says Donald contacted him over the weekend to say he no longer wanted the job, as he's chasing a similar role with South Africa.
Former Proteas player Gary Kirsten is expected to be named South Africa's new coach over the next couple of days signalling the likelihood Donald will join him on the coaching staff.
Vaughan says he's disappointed by Donald's decision but accepts a role in South Africa would be attractive to both Donald and his family.