Former South African opener Gary Kirsten will don the role of a mentor to guide upcoming players.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:04 IST
Durban:Former South African opener Gary Kirsten, who retired recently from international cricket, will don the role of a mentor to guide upcoming players. Kirsten has been appointed by the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCB) as a mentor to new players joining the national and provincial teams. The UCB has reached an agreement with the left-handed batsman to groom new players in the team. He may also be considered for a position in the Selection Committee, the Board said in a statement today. "He is ideally suited for the job," the UCB said. Kirsten's main role would be to bridge the gap between players in the six provincial teams and the national side. Kirsten retired from all forms of cricket after South Africa's unsuccessful tour of New Zealand last month, where the visitors lost both the ODI and Test series. (PTI)