The search for the vacant position left by Jamie Siddons was placed on hold throughout the global pandemic while Hussey conducted a review for the SACA Board.

Hussey will now sit on a selection panel to decide the new coach with SACA CEO Keith Bradshaw, Tim Nielsen, Belinda Clark and Rod Marsh.

The interviewers will deliberate on a range of factors for the role, including showing passion and commitment to South Australia and South Australian cricket, and experience with a range of teams.

SACA President Andrew Sinclair said:

“The men’s head coach position is a vital one for South Australian cricket and it is now time for that person to push the program forward.

“We appreciate the work of Luke Butterworth and the entire High Performance department who have led the Redbacks’ pre-season program to date.

“As we are already in pre-season, we would like to make the appointment as soon as possible, however will not rush the decision to ensure we get the right candidate.

“There have been high calibre people who have already shown interest, and we will begin talking to them and others as soon as we can.”

The actions to be taken from Hussey’s external review are yet to be determined.