Graeme Smith excited to lead Surrey
South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith has joined Surrey as their new skipper, the English county announced yesterday, in a move that will prompt fresh speculation about his international future
Smith, currently leading the Proteas on their tour of Australia, will join Oval-based Surrey after the conclusion of South Africa’s home series against Pakistan in March.
Smith stood down as South Africa’s one-day captain after last year’s World Cup and no longer plays T20 internationals.
But he insisted that he still wanted to continue representing his country, despite signing a three-year deal with Surrey. “I am excited about what we can achieve at Surrey going forward and would like to state very clearly that I will balance my new role alongside my continuing commitments to the Proteas and I look forward to continuing to represent my country for many years to come.” he said in a statement issued by the First Division county.