Indian Premier League giants Mumbai Indians have announced the
appointment of Mark Boucher as the franchise’s new head coach.
Indian Premier League giants Mumbai Indians have announced the appointment of Mark Boucher as the franchise’s new head coach.
The announcement comes days after Cricket South Africa said Boucher will quit as Proteas coach after the T20 World Cup in October and November.
Boucher, appointed in controversial circumstances in 2019, was due to be in charge until the end of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
His shock decision means that South Africa have to appoint a new head coach before a challenging Test tour of Australia in December, which could be crucial to the country's chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship final at Lord’s in June 2023.
“It is an honour and privilege to be appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians,” said Boucher.
“Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport.
“I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit.”
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