Boucher to step down after T20 World Cup

Razeen Gutta

Proteas head coach Mark Boucher will be resigning from his post after the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. 

“Mr Boucher has decided to resign in order to pursue other opportunities in line with his future career and personal objectives,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced in a statement. 

After being in charge of the men’s team for three years, the 45-year-old still has over a year left on his original contract.

CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki said the organisation did not have any succession plan in place. 

“We still thought we had over 12 months on his contract. When he informed us we had to start looking for a replacement. It’s not something we were looking at before. We need to have someone in, even if they are not permanent, for at least the Australia tour at the end of the year,” Moseki told Sport24. 

“That’s the plan Enoch [Nkwe] needs to present to me because everything has now been brought forward. At least for the T20 World Cup, we don’t have to run around looking for a coach just before the tournament. That would have been a disaster.”

Boucher’s last series as head coach will be the tour of India beginning at the end of this month, before the World Cup takes centre stage in Australia from 16 October to 13 November.  

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