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newscricketa month ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | South Africa appoint JP Duminy, Justin Sammons as coaching consultants

South Africa have appointed former all-rounder JP Duminy as one of the two specialist consultants for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Duminy will be joined by  Justin Sammons, who has previously coached the Johannesburg-based Lions and is now serving the North West province.
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newscricket2 months ago

South Africa to host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a packed home season

South Africa will host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a long home season running from November end to April. CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has confirmed that the India leg will include three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is, scheduled to run between December 26 and January 25.
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newscricket5 months ago

Graeme Smith stopped Thami Tsolekile from being Mark Boucher’s successor, alleges Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Former South African pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe has alleged that Graeme Smith ‘threatened to quit’ if Thami Tsolekile succeeded Mark Boucher, and has claimed that Smith used his power to make AB de Villiers the Test side’s wicket-keeper. Tsolekile, in 2012, was in line to take over from Boucher.
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newscricket6 months ago

English and Aussie players’ reaction to IPL bubble-lapse shows their double standards, says Graeme Smith

CSA’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, empathized with the BCCI for the bubble-lapse that happened in the IPL, but, concurrently, pointed out the ‘double standards’ of the Aussie and English cricketers. While England exited SA mid-tour due to a breach, Australia refused to tour the country.
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newscricket7 months ago

Winning in India is a massive achievement that cannot be understated, lauds Graeme Smith 

CSA's Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has lauded the country's women's side for winning the ODI series in India as he termed it a 'massive achievement' which cannot be understated. The Proteas women's side took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series on Sunday in Lucknow.
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newscricket8 months ago

Dean Elgar named Proteas’ Test skipper; Temba Bavuma takes over the limited-overs duty

Cricket South Africa, on Thursday, has announced that opener Dean Elgar has been appointed as the skipper of the Test side after Quinton de Kock stepped down as the skipper, across formats. Meanwhile, the Proteas have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for the upcoming World Cup events.
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newscricket8 months ago

BCCI and ECB have been supportive of tours unlike Cricket Australia, reckons Graeme Smith

CSA’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith has reckoned that India and England’s cricketing boards have been supportive of future tours with South Africa unlike Australia, which didn’t accept any terms. He also added that complaint against CA with the ICC is a message clear and loud.
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newscricket8 months ago

Faf du Plessis has been a prolific Test batsmen for South Africa over the years, opines Graeme Smith 

Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, opined that Faf du Plessis has been an excellent batsman for the country over the years. He also added that Faf has always been open about his plans in his communication and the board respects his decision to quit Test cricket.
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newscricket8 months ago

CSA confirm hosting Pakistan for a white-ball series in April

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Pakistan will tour the country in April for a limited-overs series. The ODI series will be part of the ICC Super League that will help teams to qualify for the next 50-overs World Cup directly that is going to be held in India in 2023.
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newscricket9 months ago

CSA request ICC to intervene after Cricket Australia cancel three-Test series in eleventh hour

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have written to the ICC asking them to consider means of redress for less wealthy nations to make up for financial losses on the back of CA’s decision to indefinitely postpone a three-Test series. CA’s decision is set to cost CSA losses up to millions of Rands.
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