South Africa head coach Mark Boucher will give up from his position after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November, Cricket South Africa (CSA) introduced on Monday. Boucher has held the place since December 2019, and led the Proteas to 11 Test wins, together with a memorable 2-1 collection win in opposition to India at house in January. “Mr Boucher has decided to resign in order to pursue other opportunities in line with his future career and personal objectives,” CSA mentioned in an announcement.
“While Cricket SA greatly regrets that Mr Boucher is unable to see out the term of his contract, it respects his decision and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.” The Proteas are additionally presently quantity two on the ICC World Test Championship desk. In the limited-overs area, Boucher has helped South Africa declare 12 ODI wins, and 23 T20 International victories, the latest being a historic 2-1 collection triumph in opposition to England.
His final collection on the helm will likely be a white-ball tour of India from September 28 to October 11 earlier than heading to the T20 World Cup in Australia, the place South Africa are grouped alongside Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
The T20 World Cup will run from October 16 to November 13.
CSA Chief Executive Officer Pholetsi Moseki mentioned: “We would like to thank Mark for the time and effort he has invested in South African cricket as the head coach over the past three years.
“He has helped navigate us by way of some tough waters following the departures of so many senior gamers by way of retirement and has helped lay some robust foundations for the subsequent technology of Proteas.
“We are extremely grateful to him for the work he has done and would like to wish him well with the next chapter of his career.” Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe added: “We are deeply saddened by Mark’s decision to leave us but we also understand and respect his wishes. He is a Proteas legend and has done so much for the game in our country, both on the field and over the last three years off it, which we highly appreciate.
“He has constructed a sound platform for South Africa to flourish in all three codecs and I’m positive we’ll see the outcomes of that on the T20 World Cup subsequent month. He has a settled squad already, one that’s rising in confidence, and we look ahead to watching them of their necessary collection in India earlier than they head to Australia.” CSA said it will in due course make an announcement regarding a successor to Boucher.
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