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Graeme Smith pulls out of CSA Director of Cricket role race
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Graeme Smith pulls out of CSA Director of Cricket role race

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has withdrawn his interest in the running for the post of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Director of Cricket. Smith has cited a lack of confidence in the current administration’s efforts to allow the new Director of Cricket to institute important changes.

South Africa cricket has been crisis-laden of late with their national side unable to deliver consistent performances while there has been a growing rift between the players and the board. In the midst of this, CSA had set forth a vision of reforming the structure by appointing Smith as the Director of Cricket.

However, the 38-year-old is not keen on assuming the responsibilities but stated he would be happy to assist South African cricket in any other way possible.

"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,” Smith wrote in a lengthy post on Twitter.