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    Is Smith Done?

    I have been thinking about an issue for the last few weeks. A year ago I doubt I would even write it let alone think it. So here goes. I believe strongly that Graeme Smith is at the cross roads of his international career. Injuries and a complete lack of form has dogged the once unbeatable...
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    Pat Howard New Gm, Team Performance

    Former Rugby Union International , Performance Director for ARU Pat Howard has been made GM: Team Performance by CA. It is part of the Argus recommendations and is "a key appointment". A new selection panel and head coach still needs to be appointment. I must admit I have no problem with the...
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    The Time Has Come For To Move On

    Image seen at: http://www.citizen.co.za/ South Africa - The last few weeks cricket has made the front page due to the external audit that was done on CSA financials. The story has seemed to have gone on an eternity but it seems that we are in the final stretch. In all honesty the result has...
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    Kallis And Boucher Sign With Cape Cobras

    I must admit that off season signings in cricket has a lot to learn from soccer. Transfer day is normally the day that mega deals happen and players move all over the place. In South Africa the franchises try to keep their playing staff as close to their chests as possible. I have no idea why...
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    The Infinite Loop Of Financial Mismanagement At Csa

    Yes, you read right. It seems there is another financial mismanagement issue at Cricket South Africa. There is an independent audit being done at the moment on the Indian Premier League bonus payment scandal and then the news broke of a second issue. I am a firm believer in accountability and...
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    Ecb Announce A Reduction In T20 Fixtures

    I think the ECB has made the right decision. The previous seasons fixtures was nothing short of madness, ie. 161 T20 games in one season. The lack of supporter interest I think forced their hand but also I think the financial state the English game is in has contributed to the decision. I want...
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    CSA terminates Herschelle Gibbs contract

    The last 6 weeks have seen cricket make the front page in South Africa for all the wrong reasons. The matters that created was the printing of 2 books that made it into the public domain.I suspect that one (Herschelle Gibbs) was the main reason for his contract being terminated by mutual...
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    Kumble to assist SA spinners

    Kumble to assist SA spinners Anil Kumble has been roped into help youth spin bowlers. I like the idea and I think it is great that CSA has been able to get him to work with young talent. I suspect that the sessions will be held either before the Champions League or after it. Experienced...
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    Champions League venues confirmed

    Champions League venues confirmed Cricket South Africa's recommended venues for this year's Champions League Twenty20 tournament have been formally accepted by the tournament organisers. Event chiefs have confirmed Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth...
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    WP Cricket announce some changes

    WP Cricket announce some changes The Western Province Cricket Association has made two significant appointments, with Nabeal Dien taking over as General Manager and former Test star Paul Adams slotting in as Head Coach of the Western Cape Cricket Academy. This was in the news a couple of...
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    South Africa in West Indies

    South Africa in West Indies The Series starts within days after the conclusion on the World T2O which was held in the Caribbean. South Africa is trying to rebound from a disastrous tournament and should be expected to be victorious in the Caribbean. The West Indies seek to continue their...
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    IPL Standings for 2010 edition

    IPL Standings for 2010 edition IPL Standings for IPL 2010 Semi Finalists Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - won by Mumbai Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings - won by Chennai 3/4 place play off Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers -won by Bangalore Final...
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    Nashua Titans confirm coach for 2010/2011 season

    Nashua Titans confirm coach for 2010/2011 season I must admit this surprised me as the Eastern Titans board have confirmed Chris van Noordwyk will be head coach of the Titans after agreeing to a contract extension. His first season was a difficult one and continuity could be the main reason for...
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    KFC to sponsor Mini Cricket

    KFC to sponsor Mini Cricket Cricket South Africa on Tuesday announced that global brand KFC is its new sponsor for mini cricket, the entry point to the game. CSA CEO Gerald Majola said it was a major boost for the further growth of the game to have an international brand such as KFC on board...
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    Brett Lee in Talks with Hampshire CCC

    Brett Lee in Talks with Hampshire CCC Hampshire are close to signing the Australia fast bowler Brett Lee, the county confirmed yesterday. Hampshire said talks were "at an advanced stage" with the 33-year-old who has not previously played in the County Championship. One has to wonder...
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    South Africa A and Academy to tour Bangladesh

    South Africa A and Academy to tour Bangladesh I think it is great that the South African A side and the Academy will be touring Bangladesh. It will help the South African players to learn to play on different wickets and as the World Cup will be on the subcontinent it makes sense. Also it will...
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    Essex facing allegations of “match irregularities” in county cricket last season

    Essex facing allegations of “match irregularities” in county cricket last season Well this is going to divert the attention of all involved in English cricket. I must be honest I am trying to think why players in county cricket would be involved with this, is just to make some extra money. The...
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    Harris moves to the Lions

    Harris moves to the Lions The Titans have started the cleaning process in preseason after a massively disappointing season. First Imran Tahier (who will feature for Warwickshire) moves to Dolphins in Durban. Then yesterday the Titans announce that they will not be offering Paul Harris a new...
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    Olympic venue to showcase the Australian T20 matches

    Olympic venue to showcase the Australian T20 matches Australia will play Twenty20 internationals at the 80 000-seat former Olympic stadium from the 2011-2012 season in a shift from the Sydney Cricket Ground, which has hosted international cricket in Australia's largest city since 1882. A...
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    Pro20 results

    Pro20 results Hi All I thought I would post all the results for the South African 20 over competition as the results have financial implications. February 2010 03 Nashua Dolphins VS Nashua Titans Sahara Stadium Kingsmead No Result 05 Nashua Cape Cobras VS bizhub Highveld Lions...
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