Graeme Smith © Getty Images
Graeme Smith © Getty Images

Aug 12, 2014

Former South African captain Graeme Smith on Tuesday was chosen as the tournament director for South Africa’s domestic Twenty20 league. The left-handed opener, who was known for his fourth innings heroics in Test matches, recently retired from the international game.

According to bdnews24.com, Smith said in a press release by Cricket South Africa (CSA), “I am excited by this opportunity and looking forward to putting something back into the game. Players love playing in South Africa and our T20 competition has the potential to become a tournament of choice for international players from around the world.”

The Proteas seem to have got along nicely with their new skipper Hashim Amla having led South Africa to their first series win in Sri Lanka since 1993. The South African side is currently playing a one-off Test against hosts Zimbabwe.