Thabang Moroe says there is a Cricket South Africa position on the table for the retired AB de Villiers.
It was the end of an era when De Villiers retired in May, after a 14-year long international career. The 34-year-old shared a video announcing his retirement on Twitter, citing ‘tiredness’ as the reason for his decision.
He made his debut in 2004 against England and has since played 114 Tests and scored 8,765 runs at an average of 50.66, which includes 22 centuries. In 228 ODIs, he scored 9,577 runs, including 25 centuries, and 1,672 runs in 78 T20Is with 10 half-centuries.
Despite his retirement, De Villiers indicated that he would still play for the Titans at domestic level and admitted a few weeks after that he would still participate in the Indian Premier League, as well as other T20 leagues.
Moroe was unveiled as CSA’s official CEO on Monday and in his press conference on Tuesday, he revealed his plans for the Global T20 league, contracts for women cricketers as well as his proposal to De Villiers to make him a future CSA employee.
‘I have already put in a proposal to him. In fact, I asked him two days after his retirement, he indicated that it is something he’ll be keen on but obviously we need to talk about the scale,’ said Moroe.
Moroe, however, admitted that this won’t happen any time soon.
‘AB has just retired with the notion of him wanting to spend some time with his family. If I’m going to put him in the development or pipeline structures and he spends more time away than when he was in the national team, then it’s obviously not going to work for him,’ he added.
‘So we just need to sit and agree on how and when we’re going to do it and the details around it. But it is something that he has indicated that he would be keen to do.’
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