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  Sports   Cricket  17 Apr 2020  Graeme Smith handed permanent charge of CSA director of cricket

Graeme Smith handed permanent charge of CSA director of cricket

Published : Apr 17, 2020, 3:00 pm IST
Updated : Apr 17, 2020, 3:03 pm IST

While admitting that he was delighted to stay on board to take South African cricket forward, he said there was a lot of work to be done

Former captain of South Arica cricket team Graeme Smith (L) with head coach Mark Boucher. AFP Photo.
 Former captain of South Arica cricket team Graeme Smith (L) with head coach Mark Boucher. AFP Photo.

Johannesburg: Former captain Graeme Smith was on Friday appointed Cricket South Africa's permanent Director of Cricket for a two-year term, a post which he held on an interim basis since December last year. The 39-year-old was brought on board to put South African cricket back on track.

"Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position during the six months he has served in an acting capacity," said CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul.


"Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel."

Smith captained South Africa in a record 108 Tests between 2003 and 2014. He played in a total of 117 Tests, 197 ODIs and 33 T20s.

In his interim, Smith also made some key appointments.

"He also made a number of strategic temporary appointments with Linda Zondi appointed interim independent national selector, Ashwell Prince taking charge of South Africa A and Malibongwe Maketa joining the under-19 squad as a coaching consultant," added Faul.


Smith, on his part, said he was delighted to stay on board as part of the team to take South African cricket forward.

"My appointment brings a degree of permanency to my position which makes planning the road ahead a lot easier.

"As Dr. Faul has said, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done, not just at international level but throughout our pipeline development pathways as well but I am determined to get South African cricket back to where it belongs as one of the world leaders at international level," he concluded.

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Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg