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newscricket4 days ago

South Africa Test captaincy would mean a lot, admits Dean Elgar

Veteran batsman Dean Elgar has expressed his desire to lead the South African Test side, replacing Faf du Plessis, who stepped down as skipper before the COVID-19 pandemic. While Quinton de Kock was named the captain of the limited-overs sides, CSA is yet to appoint a Test skipper.
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newscricket7 days ago

Chris Nenzani downplays Graeme Smith’s comment of supporting Sourav Ganguly for ICC role

Cricket South Africa President Chris Nenzani has stated that the CSA chairman, as the ICC Director, will exercise his nominations to support the candidature of ICC Chairman. Earlier, Graeme Smith has publicly backed Sourav Ganguly to become the ICC President after his BCCI tenure ends.
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newscricket7 days ago

BCCI has made no commitment to tour South Africa, reveals Arun Dhumal

Arun Dhumal, treasurer of the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), has said that the board has made no commitments to tour South Africa for three T20 Internationals in August. Earlier, the top brass of Cricket South Africa had mentioned that India has agreed to tour them later this year. 
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newscricket8 days ago

Sourav Ganguly best contender to be ICC President, believes Graeme Smith

According to Graeme Smith, BCCI's President Sourav Ganguly could emerge as the top contender for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief's role. Cricket South Africa (CSA) and its cricket director, Smith has held Ganguly's candidature as the best choice to lead the governing council.
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newscricket9 days ago

CSA hopeful of three-match home T20I series against India in August

Cricket South Africa (CSA), led by its director of cricket Graeme Smith, have reportedly finalised with BCCI’s president, Sourav Ganguly via teleconference over a three-match T20I series against India at home in August. The report also added the series would only start after government’s approval.
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newscricketa month ago

AB de Villiers denies reports of CSA asking him to lead South Africa again

AB de Villiers has cleared the air about the rumours on his leadership return to the South African set-up by saying, the report is not true at all. Graeme Smith further tweeted the same saying the news doesn't have a reality that de Villiers has not been asked about a potential captaincy return.
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newscricketa month ago

Up to Kolpak players to comeback into system and play for South Africa, states Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith has revealed that once Kolpak gets over, the South African players will have to make an attempt to make a comeback to the national team by returning to the country's domestic system. Smith further admitted that the management are not keen on excluding certain players from the system.
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featurecricketa month ago

Time for South Africa to hand over captaincy reins to Dean Elgar

Miscalculating the DLS par score in 2003; Playing Vernon Philander over Kyle Abbot in the 2015 WC semi-final; Giving the final over of the game to Makhaya Ntini instead of Friedel de Wet against England in Centurion 2009; Handing the Test captaincy over to Hashim Amla.
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newscricketa month ago

Peter Siddle picks Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni in ‘Best of Enemies’ XI

Australian pacer Peter Siddle, who announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2019 Ashes, picked his ‘Best Enemies XI’ on Tuesday and included both Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni in it. Incidentally, the Little Master was Siddle’s first-ever wicket in Test cricket, back in 2008.
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newscricketa month ago

Quinton de Kock won’t be Test captain, reveals Graeme Smith

Cricket South Africa’s newly appointed Director Graeme Smith has made it clear that Quinton de Kock won’t be the Test captain while the management hasn’t zeroed in on the candidates. After Faf du Plessis stepped down as captain of all formats, de Kock was named the limited-overs skipper.
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