31.3.2020 03:18 pm
Cricket South Africa’s own wobbly financial situation means there are dark clouds gathering in the distance.
As various franchise and international teams across all sporting codes mull and even implement pay cuts due to the Covid-19 crisis, South Africa's top cricket players might be spared such drastic measures.
The Highveld Lions and Dolphins walk away with spoils despite no domestic competition being completed due to Covid-19.
There’s a look of stability to the national group for next season, though the lucky ones outstrip the unlucky ones.
Against the odds, the franchise overcame a very disruptive start to the season to roar and be denied two more potential trophies by Covid-19.
Cricket South Africa says it’s ‘wonderful’ to have Proteas back from India and are ‘fortunate’ that economic impact of Covid-19 isn’t too damaging.
Yet the domestic One-day Cup’s leading run-scorer only started opening the batting out of, well, necessity.
The national cricket team went to India for a tour where they eventually played no matches whatsoever.
Farhaan Behardien, who ends a 14-year association with local cricket, wasn’t always appreciated, but turned into of the franchise system’s best player.
The final two matches of the ODI series were initially slated to be played behind closed doors, but the continued spread of COVID-19 has prompted more radical action.
However, it now seems the last two matches could be played behind closed doors due to the government’s directive on the coronavirus.
ODI skipper Quinton de Kock confirms the whole team was tested for the disease upon arrival in India for a short series.
The wiry Dolphins seamer was an emergency replacement for the final ODI against Australia … and he didn’t disgrace himself.
The forgotten golden boy of SA cricket needed a ‘kick up the arse’ as he fights to regain prominence in the Proteas setup.
The 20-year-old former opener made a superb switch to the middle-order during the tournament.