Mark Boucher To Quit As South Africa Head Coach After T20 World Cup 2022

South Africa’s head coach Mark Boucher will step down after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced Monday. Boucher has held the position since December 2019 and led the Proteas to 11 test wins, including a memorable 2-1 series win against India at home in January. “Mr. Boucher has decided to resign to pursue other opportunities that align with his future career and personal goals,” CSA said in a statement.

“While Cricket SA deeply regrets that Mr Boucher cannot see the duration of his contract, it respects his decision and wishes him the very best in his future endeavours.” The Proteas are also currently number two on the ICC World Test Championship table. In the limited overs arena, Boucher has helped South Africa achieve 12 ODI wins and 23 T20 International wins, the most recent of which was a historic 2-1 series win against England.

His latest series at the helm is a white-ball tour of India from September 28 to October 11 before heading to the T20 World Cup in Australia, where South Africa is grouped alongside Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

The T20 World Cup will take place from October 16 to November 13.

CSA Chief Executive Officer Pholetsi Moseki said: “We would like to thank Mark for the time and effort he has invested in South African cricket over the past three years as head coach.

“He has helped us navigate some rough waters after so many senior players left through retirement and helped build a strong foundation for the next generation of Proteas.

“We are extremely grateful to him for the work he has done and wish him every success in the next chapter of his career.” Cricket Director Enoch Nkwe added: “We are deeply saddened by Mark’s decision to leave us, but we also understand and respect his wishes. He is a Proteas legend and has done so much for the game in our country, both on and off the field for the past three years, which we really appreciate.

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“He has built a solid platform for South Africa to thrive in all three formats and I am sure we will see the results of that at the T20 World Cup next month. He already has a solid squad, one that is growing in confidence , and we look forward to seeing them in their important series in India before they head to Australia.” CSA said it will make an announcement about a successor to Boucher in due course.

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