Smith Keen on Director of Cricket Position

14 Nov 2019

Former Proteas captain, Graeme Smith is in the running to be South Africa's first full-time Director of Cricket, a position created in the aftermath of the recent World Cup.

The Proteas won three matches, lost five and shared a washout with the West Indies, ending in seventh position in the 10-team tournament in England earlier this year.

Subsequently, head coach Ottis Gibson and team manager Mohammed Moosajee’s tenures were not renewed.

The 38-year-old Smith has confirmed that he was interviewed for the position last week. He is among at least two others in line for the job. Suspended interim Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl, and former national selector Hussein Manack were also interviewed.

They were interviewed by a five-person panel that included CSA board members Jack Madiseng, Shirley Zinn, Tebogo Siko, and Dawn Makhobo, along with CSA CEO Thabang Moroe.

The position is expected to be filled before the end of the month.