Cricket Scotland has confirmed that High Performance manager, Simon Smith, has left the governing body.
The 40-year-old former international wicket-keeper/batsman has been a prominent figure in the organisation for several seasons and was regarded as one of the people who helped orchestrate the Scots’ recent resurgence.
He worked as the strength and conditioning manager in the build-up to such memorable performances as the Scots’ victories over Sri Lanka in 2017 and the world No 1-ranked side England the following year at the Grange in Edinburgh.
However, it is understood he told Cricket Scotland he was departing the role earlier this year, although there is no information as to why he decided to leave.
A spokeswoman responded to an inquiry from the Press and Journal on Wednesday.
She said: “I can confirm that Simon left Cricket Scotland at the end of June, having resigned earlier this year.”
Several former teammates of Smith, nicknamed “Smudger, paid warm tributes to his contribution to the sport in Scotland, on and off the pitch.
Dougie Brown said: “Smudger has been integral to all the success which Scotland has had and is a huge loss to the organisation”.
Craig Wright, who captained the Scots at the 2007 World Cup, added: “He has been a loyal, passionate and dedicated servant to Scottish cricket over a long period.”