Mark Boucher will continue his coaching career with the newly formed MI Cape Town franchise at the upcoming inaugural SA20. The former football goalkeeper is reportedly set to give up his current position as head coach of the South African national team after World Cup 2022 T20.
His involvement with the franchise is imminent as he is set to be one of the franchise’s representatives at the SA20 auction. More than 300 players have registered themselves in the auction, with all six franchises creating a core group of players.
Boucher previously coached the Titans two One Day Cups, two T20 Challenge titles and a four-day Sunfoil Series title, after being named head coach in 2016.
He also participated with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as a ball-keeping consultant the same year when his former teammate Jacques Kallis became head coach.
The former football goalkeeper was appointed South Africa’s head coach in 2019 and announced his departure from the role following a 1-2 loss to England. His decision to step down from the role came as a surprise to the board as well as the players. South African Cricket released a statement that read:
“Mr. Boucher has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities that align with his future career and personal goals. Although Cricket SA regrets that Mr. Boucher is unable to know the length of his contract, it respects his decision and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.”
South Africa’s matches until the end of the T20 World Cup, which mainly involve a short tour of the Indian white ball, will be handled by Boucher before the cricket board finds a new head coach to take on. manage.
MI Cape Town led by Boucher is the first franchise to sign their core group of players
Of all six franchises in SA20, MI Cape Town owned by Reliance Industries Limited was the first to complete all of their major acquisitions. They have managed some of the biggest names in white-ball cricket like Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran.
To meet a quota of untapped local and local players, MI Cape Town signed Kagiso Rabada and Dewald Brevis to perfect their core.
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