Mark Boucher has been hailed tremendously after South Africa’s recent success in England. Boucher is a veteran Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman who retired from International cricket after an eye injury of the bails on the field.
Boucher’s stint in England has caught the attention of several Indian fans. This in turn has resulted in the IPL franchises shifting their focus on the South African legend who might just give up on his national duty after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The approaching South African domestic CSA T20 League has witnessed massive participation from IPL franchises who own all the participating teams. According to insider news, Boucher is in negotiation with one of the franchises who in turn wants to manage the IPL franchise in India.
In his statement, Director of Cricket South Africa Enoch Nkwe mentioned that he is not aware of Boucher’s resignation and confirmed that the former wicketkeeper-batsman has not conveyed any information regarding the same.
CSA had earlier stated that the coaches on national duty can hold management positions at the CSA T-20 League. Notably, there is no restriction for Boucher to coach teams at IPL but only it should not align with the national duty.
Australian veteran Ricky Ponting is the frontline coach who is hosting his national duty alongside that of T-20 franchises. Boucher can just replicate the Kangaroo batsman and manage the important responsibilities that will arrive shortly.
Boucher has been one of the senior colleagues of Jacques Kallis who had held the top coaching position of Kolkata Knight Riders. Boucher has enough experience under Kallis and this would truly motivate KKR to hire Mark.
Other key franchises including Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings will also likely approach Boucher as their top posts remain vacant. Stay tuned with us.