24.11.2020 12:52 pm
“I can sit for an hour doing what seems like nothing, no problem. And being confined to a five-star hotel is an absolutely minute price to pay to be able to do what we love doing.”
The famous gardens of The Vineyard hotel, where the Proteas are staying in Cape Town, provide some ideal habitat at the base of Table Mountain for Rassie van der Dussen to indulge his love of birdwatching and the South African batsman says being in the bio-bubble is really rather pleasant for him, giving him plenty of time to think about ways of improving his already impressive game as the white-ball series against England loom ever closer.
One game from each of the remaining rounds will be showcased.
And, veteran AB de Villiers remains on the radar, with the coach saying he’s open to having discussions with the star batsman.
The national team head coach said the bio-bubble in which players had been placed was similar to security bubbles which the squad had previously experienced while playing in other countries.
The cricket body said approximately 50 COVID-19 PCR tests had been performed on players and support staff prior to entering the bio-safe environment.
‘The consequences of the members council not recognising the interim board would have been dire.’
“The Interim Board regards this as a positive step and looks forward to work together to achieving the desired results,” said board member Judith February.
The interim board was appointed last month after all the elected board members, including some who remain on the members’ council, resigned.
The impasse that had threatened to impact the three-ODI and three-T20I series between the Proteas and England looks set to come to an amiable conclusion.
The tour will go ahead despite the administrative chaos within South African cricket and will include three T20 matches and three one-day internationals.
The tourists are set to play three ODIs and three T20 internationals, all in the Western Cape, following a period of quarantine by the visitors.
Interim board chair says they will continue to work for the good of cricket, to rise above those who are tarnishing the game.
Tabraiz Shamsi’s sheer dominance saw the Warriors spun out for just 124 in their second innings, leaving the Titans with just 63 to win, which they knocked off in nine overs.
According to CSA, the control of cricket now lies with the members council and a small board led by the organisation’s acting president.
The council is happy to continue working with the Minister, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and SASCOC on a collaborative basis to address and correct the ills of the past.