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Smith withdraws his candidature for CSA’s Director of Cricket role


Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has withdrawn his candidature for the post of Cricket South Africa’s Director of Cricket as he doesn’t feel confident enough yet to take over the role.

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Graeme Smith was a good candidate for the post of CSA’s Director of Cricket role, but he has withdrawn for the position on Thursday citing he had not developed the “necessary confidence” to take over the role.

Smith wrote in a post, which he shared on Twitter;

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“I would have loved to have taken the role. However, despite my obvious desire to make a difference, during the long and, at times, frustrating process over the last ten 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.”

“My passion for our nation’s cricketing fortunes remains steadfast and I give my heartfelt best wishes to whoever does take the role on. I will continue to support the teams and give my advice and guidance whenever I can,” he added.

Smith was widely considered the front-runner to the post in a list of candidates that included CSA’s head of pathways Corrie van Zyl and former national selector Hussein Manack.

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