Boucher to take Mumbai Indians role after quitting South Africa

By Sports Desk September 16, 2022

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher will take charge of Mumbai Indians when he leaves the Proteas after the T20 World Cup.

Cricket South Africa announced following the Test series defeat to England this week Boucher was set to step down to "pursue other opportunities in line with his future career and personal objectives".

The 45-year-old has quickly secured a new role in the Indian Premier League, joining Mumbai for the 2023 season.

"It is an honour and privilege to be appointed as head coach of MI," Boucher said in an Indians statement.

"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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