Vishal Mehra ∙ Sep 13 2022, 10:40 AM

Expected him to stay on until 2023 World Cup: CSA CEO on Mark Boucher's sudden resignation

image-l800mj28Boucher unexpectedly announced his resignation [PC: Twitter]

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher's sudden announcement of leaving his post-ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia has taken Cricket South Africa (CSA) aback. Boucher was appointed South African national cricket team head coach amidst controversy surrounding the former wicketkeeper in December 2019.

Boucher has been part of 11 Test wins, including a home-series win over India earlier this year, with his team currently occupying the second position in the ICC World Test Championship Table. It is being reported that the former RCB player is looking forward to an Indian Premier League (IPL) coaching gig.

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 45-year-old's last international assignment before the T20 World Cup in Australia will be 3-match ODI and T20I series in India starting September 28.

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