Sport Boucher named South Africa head coach

16:18  14 december  2019
16:18  14 december  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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a close up of a man wearing a hat: Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher © Getty Images Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher

Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been appointed as the head coach of the Proteas.

Boucher will be assisted by Enoch Nkwe, who stepped in as interim team director after the departure of Ottis Gibson following a disappointing Cricket World Cup campaign.

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Mark Boucher Set to Appointed as South Africa ’s Interim Coach , Jacques Kallis to be Named Batting Coach . Smith has decided to bring in former teammate Mark Boucher as the head coach and former all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the batting consultant for South African cricket team.

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Meanwhile, ex-Proteas batsman Ashwell Prince will take charge of South Africa A for the upcoming tour match against England.

 Smith, who this week accepted the director of cricket role for an initial three-month period, believes his former team-mate Boucher's experience will be crucial for a young South Africa side.

"I have brought Boucher on board because I feel he will bring the toughness to turn a young and inexperienced Proteas squad into a battle-ready outfit. With his experience of a long career as an international cricketer he has first-hand experience of what it takes to succeed in the Test arena," commented Smith.

"I have the highest regard for Enoch as well and I want to create a clear path for him to grow into a top international coach.

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Former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is set to be the interim coach of the South Africa cricket team, which is going through one of its toughest phases both on and off the field. According to the website, legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis in all likelihood will be named batting coach in the near future.

(Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)   "At the same time there is a clear need to maintain continuity and stability in the Proteas management team and we will be retaining the technical support staff along with Volvo Masubelele continuing as team manager and Justin Ontong as fielding coach.

"I will be appointing batting and bowling consultants, and these will be announced in the next couple of days."

The appointment of 43-year-old Boucher, who retired in 2012 due to an eye injury after playing 147 Tests and 295 one-dayers at international level, comes a week after Jacques Faul was named Cricket South Africa's acting chief executive, replacing the suspended Thabang Moroe.

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