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Smith named acting director of Cricket South Africa

  • Published at 04:26 am December 12th, 2019
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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith is the most successful captain in Test history and will seek in the new role to turn around the fortunes of an ailing South Africa side

South Africa have named Graeme Smith as acting director of cricket for a three-month period, which covers England's tour of the country starting later this month, before he takes up a commentary role at the Indian Premier League Twenty20.

Smith is the most successful captain in Test history and will seek in the new role to turn around the fortunes of an ailing South Africa side, who have lost their last five Tests in a row to Sri Lanka and India, two of which were by an innings.

Jacques Faul was appointed acting chief executive of Cricket South Africa last week after Thabang Moroe was suspended over governance concerns, and major sponsor Standard Bank decided not to renew their contract in April 2020.

The 38-year-old Smith said he was looking forward to making a positive impact over the next few months.

The first of four Test matches against England starts on Dec. 26 in Pretoria.