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the media this week that I interviewed for the CSA director of cricket role, I feel it necessary to confirm that I have withdrawn my interest from the role,’ said Smith in mid-November.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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