"These two squads were selected with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020," national selector Ed Smith said
Smith’s role was unclear in the statement released but he will have to appoint a selection panel and coaching staff for the upcoming series
The crisis comes shortly before England arrive for a tour which includes four Test matches, with the first Test starting on December 26.
Faf du Plessis stressed on the need for regrouping and reassessing the challenge posed by their next on-field assignment.
Smith, who captained South Africa for almost a decade, reportedly turned down the same post earlier owing to the presence of Thabang Moroe.
Anderson, 37, has finally recovered from his long struggle with a calf injury that ruled him out of the New Zealand Tests.
The 39-year-old will join the England squad on December 24 ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.
Interim team director Enoch Nkwe has been entrusted with the responsibility of coaching the national team for the upcoming Test series against England
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