• SA news roundup (Mon)

    The Knights are advertising for a new coach, JP Duminy reflects on his side’s defeat against a CA XI and Sony Six secures Ram Slam T20 broadcasting rights.

    Knights look for new coach

    The Central Cricket Franchise (Pty) Ltd have posted an advertisement for the position: Head Coach Chevrolet Knights.

    All suitably qualified and experienced candidates have been asked to submit their CV’s before Monday 15 December to the CEO, Johan van Heerden.

    The purpose of the new appointment will be to make the franchise into one of the powerhouses of the domestic game, while continuing to keep transformation in mind.

    Duminy talks about Proteas defeat

    JP Duminy reflects on the Proteas warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) that they lost by 22 runs at the North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

    ‘I’m obviously disappointed with the loss,’ Duminy said after the match.

    ‘There are a few things to work on, but let’s not take it away from them, they played some good shots when they batted. The plans that we had in place were good but sometimes our execution wasn’t on par. I am quite happy with what we dished up for a first time out as a young unit. We have two more training sessions to put it together and hopefully we will be ready come Wednesday.’

    Tour Itinerary:

    Wednesday, 5 November: 1T20I Australia v South Africa, Adelaide Oval; Adelaide

    Friday, 7 November: 2nd T20I Australia v South Africa, Melbourne Cricket Ground; Melbourne

    Sunday, 9 November: 3rd T20I Australia v South Africa, Stadium Australia; Sydney

    Proteas T20 squad: JP Duminy (cpt), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, David Wiese.

    Sony Six bags Ram Slam T20 Challenge broadcasting rights

    Set to be bigger than ever, the league will feature not only the entire South African national squad, but global cricketing superstars Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard.

    Sony Six, India’s premier sports and entertainment channel, will air the South African competition in the Indian sub-continent. This deal means that the Ram Slam will be televised globally for the second season, following last season’s introduction to the rest of the world.

    It is especially exciting news for the local players, who will be hoping that a good performance could bag them an IPL contract. Beuran Hendricks was the recipient of a lucrative contract last year on the back of a successful season for the Cape Cobras. There are bound to be a few new stars who make a name for themselves during the latest edition.

    Protea players will be available towards the latter end of the competition upon their return from Australia.

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