Cricket South Africa has announced that South Africa national cricket team head coach Mark Boucher will step down after the 2022 Cricket World Cup in Australia.

Boucher has held the position since December 2019 and has led the Proteas to 11 Test victories, including a memorable 2-1 series win against India at home in January 2022.

In the limited overs arena, he helped South Africa to 12 wins in One Day Internationals and 23 wins in T20 Internationals.

His final series at the helm will be the white-ball tour of India from September 28 to October 11 before heading to the T20 World Cup starting on October 16 in Australia.

In a statement on the CSA website, Chief Executive Officer Folezi Maseki thanked Boucher.

“We would like to thank Mark for the time and effort he has put into South African cricket as head coach over the past three years. He helped us see through the difficulties of many senior players leaving through retirement and helped lay a solid foundation for the next generation of Proteas,” says Moseki.

“We are very grateful to him for the work he has done and wish him well in the next chapter of his career,” adds Maseki.

Cricket SA will announce its intentions regarding Mr Boucher’s successor in due course.

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