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Mark Boucher to step down as South Africa head coach after ICCT20 World Cup 2022

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South Africa head coach Mark Boucher has decided to step down from his post after the conclusion of the ICCT Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Mark Boucher was appointed as the head coach in December 2019 and has been appointed as the head coach of the ICC Cricket World Cup. was to remain until 2023. The former wicket-keeper batsman was known for his wicket-keeping skills as he finished with 998 dismissals.

According to reports, Mark Boucher has been approached by IPL franchises for coaching. Boucher has been outstanding as the team has had an impressive Test campaign, with the team sitting second in the World Test Championship table. Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be worried as they have to find another coach at the 11th hour. Because their World Super League points are not that encouraging.

Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher (Image credit: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa on Mark Boucher

CSA Chief Executive Officer Politsi Musaki commented: “We would like to thank Mark for the time and effort he has put into South African cricket as head coach over the last three years. He has helped us through some rough waters after the departure of many senior players through retirement and helped lay some strong foundations for the next generation of Proteas.”

We are extremely grateful to him for the work he has done and wish him all the best for the next chapter of his career.

Quinton de Kock, Mark Boucher
Quinton de Kock, Mark Boucher. (Image: Twitter)

Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe added: “We are deeply saddened by Mark’s decision to leave us but we understand and respect his wishes. He is a Proteas legend and has done so much for the game in our country, both on and off the field. Over the past three years, which we greatly appreciate.

It has created a strong platform for South Africa to thrive in all three formats and I am sure we will see the results in the T20 World Cup next month. He already has a settled squad, growing in confidence, and we look forward to seeing him in their crucial series in India before heading to Australia.”

Mark Boucher A Man of Crisis

Mark Boucher came into a coaching setup where the team was in deep trouble. The Proteas had lost the Test series against India 3-0 and were having a lot of problems. Boucher was someone who always stood by the players in difficult times. In 2021, Boucher was accused by Social Justice of advocating racism during his career. However, these charges were dropped.

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Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher (Image credit: Twitter)

Boucher has been fantastic in his tenure as he almost took South Africa to the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The team was playing and there was killer attitude from the players. The bowling unit becomes so powerful that it can win matches on a flat deck. Boucher’s biggest achievements would be winning the ODI series against Australia in 2020 and the Test series against champions India in 2021.

Also Read: IPL: Mark Boucher to take over as coach by multiple IPL franchises for new season

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