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Mark Boucher named Proteas head coach

14 Dec 2019, 22:13 GMT+10

Cape Town - Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been named head coach of the Proteas.

This was confirmed by Cricket South Africa's new Director of Cricket Graeme Smith at a press conference at Newlands on Saturday.

Enoch Nkwe, who was the Team Director during the recent 3-0 Test series loss in India, has been named as Boucher's assistant coach.

Saturday's announcement follows news earlier in the week that Smith was confirmed as interim Director of Cricket.

Smith will stay in the role until next year's Indian Premier League (IPL) which starts in April, before heading there where he has a contractual obligation to do commentary work during the prestigious T20 tournament.

Boucher and Smith do not have much time on their hands, with the Proteas starting a four-Test home series against England at Centurion in less than two weeks (December 26).

Boucher is currently head coach of the Titans and Tshwane Spartans, while Kallis has experience coaching the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

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