Makhaya Ntini says he would love to coach the Proteas in the future, but believes that as long as Graeme Smith is Cricket South Africa Director of Cricket, he will never get the chance.
Ntini told SAfm over the weekend that Smith and he have been sitting vas for some time.
The fast bowling ace, who was the first black South African to play for the Proteas and took 662 wickets in international cricket, revealed last year that he felt isolated and “lonely” in the team.
And now the former Zimbabwe coach reckons he won’t be welcome in former captain Smith’s coaching team, currently led by ex-teammate Mark Boucher.
The 43-year-old says: “He [Graeme Smith] will never call me, he knows I’m stubborn.
“Coaching is one of the things that I wanted to do after my retirement. And yes if I’m still available if an opportunity comes along I will take it.”
Biff, meanwhile, is fighting with Cricket Australia over their decision to cancel their tour to SA later this month and has complained to the ICC to show stronger leadership to help reschedule for later this year.
Smith says: “There is an effort from our side to engage and set up a meeting at board level. Engagement needs to happen to improve things between South Africa and Australia.
“Covid-19 has amplified the haves and the have-nots. A lot of the calendar dominated by England, India and Australia. It makes it extremely challenging for the rest of the member nations.
“I don't think world cricket wants three nations competing in 10 years time. How does that benefit the game?”