Proteas convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson has quit after five years in the job, and will not stand for re-election in June.
Hudson’s departure comes after the resignation of bowling coach Allan Donald last month following a disastrous World Cup campaign which was marred by allegations of political interference in the team selection.
Hudson was quoted as saying in the Cape Times: “Having been in the system for five years has been a real privilege and honour for me. To be No 1 in Test cricket for a large part of my tenure and No 1 in all three formats during Gary Kirsten’s time was very special.
“We have also seen the emergence of young, exciting players who will be around for many years to come. I was committed to transformation at the highest levels and achieved CSA guidelines throughout my tenure.”
It remains to be seen who will replace Hudson, with co-selectors Shafiek Abrahams, Hussein Manack and Linda Zondi all in line.