Former chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat’s comparison of Cricket South Africa’s recent problems to the Chernobyl disaster is awful, but has typified all the associated and unnecessary racket.
Transparency is key if the head honchos at Cricket South Africa want to win back the trust and respect of the nation and its cricket supporters.
Some of events in which CSA made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this year.
Creating a war with the media only further taints the cricket governing body’s already diminished public image, writes PHILASANDE SIXABA.
Proteas players must agree to play a certain number of matches for their franchises, while Cricket SA must find a way to keep experienced players from signing Kolpak contracts in order to strengthen the domestic game.
Cricket South Africa are failing to take advantage of the good sporting mojo as they head towards even more uncertainty.
David Miller’s recent remarks are a timely reminder that South African cricket is not exempt from mental health struggles.
Cricket South Africa is on the brink of appointing a first full-time director of cricket and it needs to do whatever it takes to make sure that former Proteas captain Graeme Smith takes over, writes PHILASANDE SIXABA.
The Mzansi Super League has long been a contentious thorn in Cricket South Africa’s backside and as much as they were able to successfully get it off the ground in 2018, the spotlight will be lit heavily on the 2019 edition, writes Philasande Sixaba.
Criticism of Aiden Markram is premature. He is still the right man to open South Africa’s batting order alongside Dean Elgar in Test cricket. The Proteas don’t really have an alternative during the ongoing series against India, unless Theunis de Bruyn or Temba Bavuma are elevated to the top of the order. De Bruyn opened the batting, unsuccessfully, on Test… Read more →
South African pitches greatly assist the Proteas when they play at home, but cripples them when they play elsewhere in the world.
The tour of India was always going to be a baptism of fire for Enoch Nkwe and his inexperienced Proteas Test squad, writes Philasande Sixaba.
The Proteas should consider a return to their seam strength for the second Test match against India in Pune on Thursday, writes PHILASANDE SIXABA.
Positional and personnel preferences have been a predictable theme ahead of this week’s second Test in Pune. Senuran Muthusamy, however, has risen above the obvious.
Learning on the job is going to be essential for the inexperienced Proteas if they are going to bounce back in the last two Test matches against India.