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Mark Boucher appointed as head coach of South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed Mark Boucher as the head coach of South Africa until 2023. Enoch Nkwe will be his deputy.

Boucher has previously coached the Titans, who have won a first-class title and two one-day and T20 trophies under him. Nkwe won the 2018-19 first-class and T20 championships as the Highveld Lions coach. Last year, Enoch guided the Jozi Stars to triumph in the first edition of the Africa T20 League.

Announcing the appointment, The newly-appointed CSA acting director of cricket, Graeme Smith said "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", he further added.

Talking about the appointment of Enoch Nkwe, the former Proteas captain said "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." 

However, Cricket South Africa(CSA) has retained the technical support staff of South Africa cricket team.

"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", Smith told the media.

CSA will announce the appointment of batting and bowling consultants in the next couple of days.


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