PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith is the ideal candidate for the role of director of cricket for the home series against England that starts later this month, according to acting Cricket South Africa (CAS) chief executive Jacques Faul. CSA announced the interim appointment of Smith on Wednesday and he will stay in the role for a three-month period up until the Indian Premier League. Faul has told Reuters in an exclusive interview that he believes the most successful captain in test history is the perfect man to move them forward on the pitch after a turbulent few months. “There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment, but the intention is definitely to go beyond the next few months. I think he wants to see the stability return (to CSA) first” Faul said. “What we need with Graeme is a hardened international cricketer to guide us. He is also a natural leader, people look up to him, he is decisive in decision-making, a credible person and is assertive. If you were to profile the ideal candidate to get the team back on the right road, it would be Graeme.” Faul added.
Soon after taking over as Cricket South Africa’s Director of cricket, Graeme Smith is set to bring in former teammate Mark Boucher as the head coach and former all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the batting consultant, according to multiple reports. The reports further added that current Team Director Enoch Nkwe would become an assistant to Boucher as they are keen on working together. Nkwe was with the South African side that toured India where they were outclassed in every department. On Monday, December 16, they will announce South Africa's squad for the first two Tests of their four-match series against England, which starts in Centurion on December 26. Meanwhile, CSA's new management team has opted for continuity in a couple of roles, retaining the technical support staff along with Volvo Masubelele staying on as team manager and Justin Ontong as fielding coach. The new batting and bowling consultants will be announced in the next couple of days.
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