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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket5 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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newscricket5 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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newscricket5 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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newscricket6 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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newscricket6 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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newscricket6 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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newscricket6 months ago

CSA rejected last-ditch offer to play the series in Australia, reveal Cricket Australia

CA CEO Nick Hockley has confirmed that the board did offer CSA the option to host the Tests in Australia, a proposal believed to have been instantly rejected by the South African board. Hockley’s revelation comes on the back of Graeme Smith’s furious rant over CA’s last-minute cancellation.
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newscricket8 months ago

SA vs AUS | Will try our best to allow crowd for series against Australia, reveals Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith, ahead of the series against Australia, has revealed that Cricket South Africa would try their level best to allow crowd for the reported series against Australia next year. Smith also confirmed that Newlands would be one of the host venues for the Test series against Australia.
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