Team doctor takes over from Logan Naidoo April 30, 2008

Mohammed Moosajee appointed as South Africa's manager

Cricinfo staff

Mohammed Moosaje has been appointed as the South African team's manager for a three-year term, and he will replace Logan Naidoo, who had served in a caretaker capacity since September last year. Moosajee, who was previously the team doctor, is also the chairman of the Highveld Lions franchise as well as a director on the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA).

Gerald Majola, the chief executive of CSA, congratulated Moosajee while announcing his appointment. "We are delighted that Dr Moosajee has accepted CSA's offer to be national team manager. He is already part of the cricket family and should have no problem settling into his new role.

"Dr Moosajee has a great passion for sport, and we believe his experience and knowledge of cricket will hold him in good stead for this position."

Moosajee, meanwhile, spoke about his new role. "I am looking forward to this exciting new challenge. It's definitely an advantage that I have worked intermittently with the team over the past five years.

"My capacity as doctor of the team differs somewhat from that of team manager, but I endeavour to approach it with the same enthusiasm and professionalism that is required of the job."

Moosajee's appointment was also welcomed Tony Irish, the chairman of the South African Cricketers' Association. The players appreciate having had some input into this appointment. Mohammed has all the attributes necessary for a successful team manager and he is highly respected by the players."

His tenure begins on June 1, and his first assignment as manager will be South Africa's tour of England in July.

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