Smith very marketable - Titans CEO

2015-02-24 10:00
Graeme Smith (AFP)

Cape Town - Titans CEO Jacques Faul says Graeme Smith would add a lot of value to the franchise if he decides to represent them.

Faul confirmed reports that the Titans are interested in luring the former Proteas skipper out of retirement.

"I'd really like to be the one to get him to sign a contract," Faul told Netwerk24.

"Just think what he could mean to a union like us.

"He is very marketable and with the experience he boasts, he will only be an asset in the change room.

"We've already expressed interest in him, but with him being in Australia, negotiations have halted for the moment."

Smith, who's currently in Australia to watch the Cricket World Cup, confirmed that he is considering a possible return to the playing field.

Faul said they will again have talks with Smith once he returns to South Africa to hear what formats of the game he would be interested in playing.

"I believe Graeme Smith still has a lot to offer the game," said Faul.

This news comes merely a week after Smith announced he was to divorce from his wife, Morgan Deane.

Smith retired from international cricket in March 2014 after playing in 117 Tests for the Proteas, scoring 9 265 runs at an average of 48.25.

His last competitive match was in May 2014, playing for Surrey in England's T20 league, before fracturing his knee, which curtailed his county season.

Smith then was contracted by Cricket South Africa to act as tournament director and brand ambassador for the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge at the end of 2014.

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