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Working in a vacuum of trust

 December 11, 2019
 neil manthorp
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It is no coincidence that the announcement of Graeme Smith’s temporary and short-term appointment as Director of Cricket in South Africa was made by interim chief executive Jacques Faul rather than the defunct president, Chris Nenzani. I say ‘Director of Cricket in South Africa’ rather than CSA’s Director of Cricket because, although Smith may be […]

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Telling the Truth

 December 8, 2019
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There were many interesting aspects of CSA president Chris Nenzani’s press conference on Saturday, not least his refusal to apologise for the humiliating judgement handed down by Advocate Ginsburg SC in the case against the Western Province Cricket Association. “We need to get it right the next time we exercise our ‘step-in’ rights,” Nenzani said. […]

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It’s URGENT!

 December 4, 2019
 neil manthorp
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The revocation of five journalists accreditations last weekend was a horrible embarrassment for Cricket South Africa – they had no idea of the international outrage it would cause – but it was also a great shame that it distracted attention from the two, far more serious issues. Good governance and the England tour are far […]

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Sick and tired of talking Boardroom

 November 27, 2019
 neil manthorp
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Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram will, presumably, be restored at the top of the order in the first Test against England now that Markram has learnt that walls generally put up a decent defence if you pick a fight with one. The middle order is far less certain after the calamitous tour of India but […]

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Time for the CSA Board to do something

 November 20, 2019
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Last year, before the Cricket South Africa board was marginalised by a restructure which allowed chief executive Thabang Moroe to assume greater control and make operational decisions without having to defer to the directors, they voted to allow the first edition of the Mzansi Super League to go ahead on the proviso that it did […]

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