Gerald de Kock: from broadcaster to media manager ... and back again © Getty Images

Gerald de Kock, Cricket South Africa's media manager for the past two-and-a-half years, has resigned in order to return to broadcasting. His post will be taken up by Cricket South Africa's communications officer, Moabi Litheko, a former SABC sports journalist.

De Kock said it had been a difficult decision because he enjoyed working for South African cricket, and especially the national team. "But in the end," he said in a statement, "I decided to take up an offer to return to broadcasting, my first love, and to spend more time with my family."

Cricket South Africa's CEO, Gerald Majola, said de Kock's resignation was a great loss as he had set extremely high professional standards. "However, in Moabi Litheko we have an outstanding replacement whose background is communicating to millions of South Africans on sport, and who has proved an asset as our communications officer."