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Birrell and Henderson land South Africa roles

New South Africa boss Russell Domingo has appointed former Ireland coach Adrian Birrell as his number two and Leicestershire slow bowler Claude Henderson as spin bowling coach, the latter on a consultancy basis.

Domingo took the reins from Gary Kirsten after the conclusion of last month's Champions Trophy, and has quickly set about shaping his management team as the Proteas prepare for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

The 52-year-old Birrell will be Domingo's right-hand man through to the 2015 World Cup, with the pair having previously worked together at provincial and franchise level, including with the Chevrolet Warriors.

Birrell led Ireland to the 2007 World Cup, where they recorded a famous win over Pakistan, and has coached the England Under-19s.

Henderson, 41, who like Henderson was born in Cape Province, has been appointed for a total of 100 days between now and the end of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh during April. 

His duties will start with the trip to Sri Lanka, leaving on July 14 for three weeks, after which he will return to Grace Road to assist the coaching staff and players for the remainder of the season.

Henderson said: "This is a great honour for me. I have worked really hard on my coaching skills over the last few years and I want to thank Leicestershire County Cricket Club for their support in allowing me to follow this dream. I am going to work with some very talented cricketers and hopefully I can add some value."

South Africa have announced squads for the tour of Sri Lanka where they will play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20s, all without the rested Dale Steyn.

Their leading bowler struggled with a side strain at the Champions Trophy and has been given extra time off to fully recover.

Chris Morris, who impressed as Steyn's deputy in the competition, keeps his place and Morne Morkel, who has been recovering from a quad injury, is back in both squads.

Uncapped all-rounder David Wiese is in the T20 group, alongside Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir.

National selector Andrew Hudson said: "In spite of the disappointments of the Champions Trophy campaign we have decided to remain consistent with our selections as we have done in the past.

"It has paid dividends with the Test squad and we are confident that we will get the same end results with the two limited-overs squads.

"We are resting Dale Steyn as we have a very important and crowded Test season ahead of us and we want to be absolutely certain that, as the leader of our attack, he is properly rested and fit. Graeme Smith obviously could not be considered because of his long-term recovery process following surgery."

ODI squad: AB de Villiers (capt), H Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock, F Du Plessis, JP Duminy, C Ingram, R Kleinveldt, R McLaren, D Miller, M Morkel, C Morris, A Petersen, R Peterson, A Phangiso, L Tsotsobe.

T20 squad: F du Plessis (capt), F Behardien, H Davids, Q de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, I Tahir, R Kleinveldt, R McLaren, D Miller, M Morkel, C Morris, W Parnell, A Phangiso, L Tsotsobe, D Wiese.