Graeme Smith says he is ‘determined to get South African cricket back to where it belongs as one of the world leaders at international level’.
Having been officially appointed as South Africa’s director of cricket for the next years, Smith revealed that he is keen to implement structures and frameworks for the development of the country’s pipeline of talent.
‘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,’ Smith said.
Following a difficult year in 2019, on and off the cricket field, the importance of good governance within the CSA organisation has become critical.
Mark Boucher’s first summer as head coach of the national team was a difficult one after slumping to defeats in the Test and T20 series against England, before Australia also claimed their three-match T20 series against the Proteas.
But, a 3-0 ODI series whitewash by Quinton de Kock’s charges provided a glimmer of hope for the future to build on, an aspect Smith will have a key role to play in.
‘My appointment brings a degree of permanency to my position which makes planning the road ahead a lot easier,’ he concluded.’