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No surprise at Graeme Smith’s withdrawal from possible CSA gig

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It’s high time someone from within CSA starts challenging the increasingly authoritarian and disorganised reign of chief executive officer Thabang Moroe.


16 Nov 2019
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No surprise at Graeme Smith’s withdrawal from possible CSA gig

Director of cricket Graeme Smith says national players have a lot to strive for during the remainder of the domestic season. Picture: Getty Images

In these gloomy times for local cricket, Graeme Smith’s withdrawal from consideration for the newly created role of director of cricket at Cricket South Africa (CSA) would seem to be yet another hammer blow. The sport is yearning for some intellectual capital and the Proteas’ (and Test cricket’s) most successful captain would have certainly added immense experience into the mix. However, Smith’s withdrawal might be a blessing in disguise. From the outset, I must point out that I rate “Biff’s” insights highly. He’s always had strong views on the game and since becoming a television commentator, he’s also illustrated that...

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