Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:59


Graeme Smith has withdrawn his interest from Cricket South Africa's director of cricket role, citing a lack of "confidence" in the administration. He announced his decision via social media.

"I would love to have taken on the role. However, despite my obvious desire to make a difference, during the long and, at times, frustrating process over the last ten or so weeks of discussions, I have not developed the necessary confidence that I would be given the level of freedom and support to initiate the required changes," he said in his statement.


Smith was interviewed for the position alongside two other candidates: suspended interim director of cricket Corrie van Zyl and former national selector Hussein Manack.

He did not go into details about the reasons for a sudden U-turn on what will be the most important position in South African cricket.