Former South Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith will now baste himself to a totally unalike part as he is set to begin his career in the corporate field.
From now on Smith will now work for financial services company ‘Momentum’ who sponsor South Africa ODI and women’s team, according to a report published in a renowned website Smith signing as tournament director of South Africa’s twenty over domestic competitions, as he accepted the position in last month.
This will be Smith’s first swoop into the field of corporate social authority. He said that his passion is cricket but with Momentum he got the chance to step up his contribution. He is confident about his leadership capability to add value to the company and time and time again it is shown that education is crucial to their country’s success, so he is very pleased that through Momentum he can throw his support behind the bursary programme.
Momentum brand head, Danie van den Bergh said Smith is being drilled for a long-term career at the company, which will also intricate a lot of cricket ventures. Apart from financially backing the South Africa’s ODI squad and women’s team, Momentum is also involved in a corporate cricket sixes event, whose revenue go to charity, and in the eKasi Cup, an annual championship that takes franchise cricket to South Africa’s lower income areas.