Proteas Coach Mark Boucher Wants Legendary Jacques Kallis Back to Consulting Team | Cricket News

JOHANNESBURG: Proteas head coach Mark Boucher wants Jacques Kallis to return to the South African consultant squad because he believes the legendary drummer can add great value to his squad.
Kallis is a consultant for the England team on tour in Sri Lanka.
He was not reappointed to Proteas’ support staff in the current season as Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) transformation policy did not allow a white person to be appointed if an equivalent black person was available for the job.
The ASC has taken a stand in its controversial attempts to create more opportunities for black players and managers to replace the former white-only national team under apartheid.
But, the new CSA board has overturned that ruling and is seeking legal advice on the restriction.
“If we can get him (Kallis) involved somewhere soon, maybe against Australia (in three tests starting next month), I think we have to,” Boucher said as quoted by The daily. Star”.
“There’s a lot of knowledge that Jacques can pass on to a lot of our hitters. The batting knowledge he has acquired (through over 150 tests), as well as others in this country, must be used, ”Boucher said of his former national teammate.
The head coach said he still had to talk to Kallis, but was convinced he could convince him to join the Proteas.
“I just hope we treat him with care. I have seen that he has a lot of opportunities in world cricket right now.
“We would be stupid not to hang on to him. I know Jacques would love to work in South African cricket and after the conversations we had we hope to see him here again, ”said Boucher.
Kallis had said he wanted to continue working with the Proteas, but he also understood the reasoning behind the CSA decision at the time.
“I guess that’s our country’s way – a lot of players have fallen because they need players of color to be involved. It’s difficult, but we understand where it comes from. It’s sad in a way that I can’t help South Africa, ”Kallis said.

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