Graeme Smith © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Graeme Smith © Getty Images ( File Photo)

Sep 11 , 2014

Former South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will now stitch himself to a totally different role as he is set to begin his career in the corporate arena.

According to a report published in dailytimes.com.pk, Smith will now work for financial services company Momemtum who sponsor South Africa ODI and womens’s team. This will be in addition to Smith signing as tournament director of South Africa’s 20-over domestic competitions ,a position he accepted last month.

This will be Smith’s first foray into the field of corporate social responsibility “My passion is obviously cricket, however, with Momentum; I have the chance to step up my contribution. I am confident I have the leadership capability to add value to the company,” Smith said. “Time and time again it is shown that education is crucial to our country’s success; so I am very pleased that through Momentum I can throw my support behind the bursary programme.”

Danie van den Bergh, head of the Momentum brand, said that Smith is being primed for a ‘long-term career’ at the company, which will also involve ‘a lot of cricket activities’. Apart from financially backing the South Africa’s one-day squad and women’s team, Momentum is also involved in a corporate cricket sixes event, whose proceeds go to charity, and in the eKasi Cup, an annual tournament that takes franchise cricket to South Africa’s lower-income areas.

“My passion is obviously cricket, however, with Momentum; I have the chance to step up my contribution. I am confident I have the leadership capability to add value to the company,” Smith said. “Time and time again it is shown that education is crucial to our country’s success; so I am very pleased that through Momentum I can throw my support behind the bursary programme.”

Danie van den Bergh, head of the Momentum brand, said that Smith is being primed for a ‘long-term career’ at the company, which will also involve ‘a lot of cricket activities’. Apart from financially backing the South Africa’s one-day squad and women’s team, Momentum is also involved in a corporate cricket sixes event, whose proceeds go to charity, and in the eKasi Cup, an annual tournament that takes franchise cricket to South Africa’s lower-income areas.