Johannesburg, Oct 22 (IANS) Cricket South Africa have appointed former Proteas cricketer Victor Mpitsang as the new national convenor of selectors.
The position is a full-time appointment which will commence on November 2, stated CSA in a media release.
Mpitsang’s cricket career features two ODI appearances for the Proteas before injury curtailed his international ambitions. He bounced back and ended his career with 103 First-Class, 100 List A and 23 T20 matches under his belt when he announced his retirement in 2012.
The 40-year-old, who hails from Kimberley, has an impressive record of roles that that span various areas of the cricket landscape over the last eight years.
CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith said: “The role for the national convenor of selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long. We needed to be certain that we have left the role in the safest hands possible and Victor’s credentials speak for themselves.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the role and the stamp that he will put on our national teams and I know he is excited to get down to business as soon as he possibly can,” he added.
Delighted with his appointment, Mpitsang expressed his eagerness in getting started at the beginning of next month.
“I’m really looking forward to this next chapter and all that it brings. The Proteas teams are a vital part of the cricket eco-system and there are areas that need our immediate attention, which I’m itching to get started on,” Mpitsang said.