• Symcox: Very stupid from Faul and Smith

    Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox has publicly questioned the Titans’ Jacques Faul and former captain Graeme Smith’s decisions to accept Cricket South Africa’s acting chief executive officer and director of cricket positions, respectively.

    Faul succeeded permanent CEO Thabang Moroe, who has been placed on precautionary suspension, late last week. Faul’s appointment was coupled with Smith’s agreement in principle to fill the vacant director of cricket post. The duo will be supported by former International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson.

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    ‘I think it actually a bit of a stupid decision by Jacques and Graeme to get involved with the current set-up,” Symcox told Netwerk24.

    ‘It’s a strategy from the executive council to try give itself more credibility. In this scenario it’s like trying to move the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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    ‘Will Jacques, Dave and Graeme have the authority to make their own decisions? I definitely don’t think so, because I believe they will have the board still calling the shots.

    ‘Therefore, I think it’s very stupid from Faul and Smith to accept the roles. All that they’re doing now is giving more credibility to a process that is riddled with useless people – the CSA board.

    ‘The board should be able to add value in the process, but those clowns can’t even run the cafe on the corner.’

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    The 59-year-old Symcox played 20 Tests and 80 ODIs between 1993 and 1999.

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