Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has been named as Cricket South Africa's permanent director for a two-year period on Friday. The Proteas stalwart will serve as a director until April 2022. Earlier, Smith had assumed an interim role following a rejig of the Cricket South Africa administration following which Mark Boucher was roped in as the coach.
“Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position during the six months he has served in an acting capacity,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Dr. Jacques Faul.
“Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel.