Graeme Smith to be named director of cricket despite ruling himself out

Graeme Smith to be named director of cricket despite ruling himself out

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith is set to be appointed the new director of cricket later in December.

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Briefly.co.za learned that last month he released a statement that he was withdrawing himself from the position.

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‘Following the news in the media this week that I interviewed for the CSA director of cricket role, I feel it necessary to confirm that I have withdrawn my interest from the role,’ said Smith in mid-November.
‘I would love to have taken on the role. However, despite my obvious desire to make a difference during the long and, at times, frustrating process over the last 10 or so weeks of discussions, I have not developed the necessary confidence that I would be given the level of freedom and support to initiate the initial changes.

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‘My passion for our nation’s cricketing fortunes remains steadfast and I give my heartfelt best wishes to whoever does take the role on. I will continue to support the teams and give advice and guidance wherever I can.’

He will be signing a four-year contract which will conclude with the next Cricket World Cup in India in 2023 according to sacricketmag.com.

Last month, Briefly.co.za covered a report of Smith withdrawing from another position, that of a single man as he married Romy Lanfranchi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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