Mark Boucher has decided to step down in order to pursue other opportunities in line with his future career and personal objectives.
The former wicket-keeper has been part of 11 Test wins, including a home-series win over India earlier this year
CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki has expressed his surprise over Boucher’s sudden decision, having earlier signed on until the ICC World Cup 2023 in India.
“To be honest, we were expecting him to be around until the ODI World Cup in India next year. When he engaged with us, it was quite a shock in that sense,
You can’t begrudge him for wanting to pursue other opportunities like he said he wanted. At least we agreed that he finishes after the T20 World Cup in Australia.” – Moseki told Sport24
The Proteas are currently number two on the ICC World Test Championship table.
Mark Boucher has helped South Africa claim 12 One-Day Internationals wins, and 23 T20I victories. The most recent being a historic 2-1 series triumph against England.
Mark Boucher’s last few gigs for CSA
His last series as a coach will be a white-ball tour of India from 28 September – 11 October this year before heading to the T20 World Cup in Australia.
South Africa is in the group alongside Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The tournament will run from 16 October – 13 November.
It is being reported that the former RCB player is looking forward to an Indian Premier League (IPL) coaching gig.