"Yes we saw West Indies played England, so it was bound to happen, the show, the support for Black Lives Matter. But what about the other boards? What about the other territories? I have not heard a statement from a few of the other boards. … [Read more...] about Daren Sammy urges action on racism from cricket governing bodies
Headteacher role of governing body
The next step in SASCOC's process is appointing a task team to investigate CSA's administrative and financial affairs. SASCOC hoped to work with the Cricket South Africa Members' Council - the body made up of the 14 provincial presidents who have the highest decision-making powers in CSA - to nominate the members of the task team but the Members' Council did not meet with SASCOC on Friday. Instead, the CSA Board and Members' Council is meeting this weekend while SASCOC appears likely to be deciding on the task team on its own. … [Read more...] about South Africa Olympics body to ICC: Our intervention is not government interference
Pandya underwent a back surgery in October last year in the UK after his lower back had been troubling him since the Test series in England in 2018. The surgery kept Pandya out of action for almost a year, last playing a T20I against South Africa at home in September 2019. After that he missed the Tests against the same opposition, the home series against Bangladesh and West Indies, a T20I series against Sri Lanka and ODIs against Australia at home, and the entire tour of New Zealand earlier this year. … [Read more...] about Zaheer Khan: Hardik Pandya ‘very keen to bowl but we have to listen to his body’
CSA responded on Friday in a release that said it "does not agree with the resolution taken by SASCOC and has not had the opportunity to engage with SASCOC on various issues raised in the communication", and that "CSA is taking legal advice regarding the basis on which SASCOC has sought to intervene in the business affairs of CSA". But CSA did "commit to engaging further with SASCOC to understand its position and to find common ground with it in the best interests of cricket". CSA's members council - its highest authority - and board are in a workshop this weekend to "discuss critical matters". … [Read more...] about SA Olympic body writes to ICC, says CSA takeover is not government interference
There's a theory that Dhoni isn't at his best if the ball is new and the fast bowlers are operating, but I strongly feel that he is too good to be protected. His methods might look ungainly against the moving ball but he has proved time and again that he knows how to handle it as well as anyone else on the circuit. However, if the top three have provided a solid start - say 220 for 2 after 33 overs - you need to be totally unsentimental about Dhoni's spot in the batting order. That's when the likes of Karthik, Hardik Pandya, and even Kedar Jadhav, should be sent ahead of Dhoni. … [Read more...] about What is Dhoni’s role in India’s ODI side?