Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa announce new head coach of the Proteas

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the appointment of Mark Boucher as head coach of the Proteas and Enoch Nkwe as an assistant coach.

“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,” said Graeme Smith, South Africa’s acting director of cricket, at a media briefing at Newlands.


“With his experience of a long career as an international cricketer, he has the first-hand experience of what it takes to succeed in the Test arena.”

“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. 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.”



Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been mentioned in media reports as a possible batting consultant.

Boucher and Smith do not have much time on their hands, with the Proteas starting a four-match Test series against England at Centurion in less than two weeks (December 26).

Boucher is currently the head coach of the Titans and Tshwane Spartans, while Kallis has experience coaching the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).


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