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Sohel
September 2, 2007, 02:00 AM
The sulkfest continues.

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Hall ends career
CricInfo, undated

Andrew Hall, the South African allrounder, has quit international cricket. He could become the latest prominent player to join the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in the wake of his sudden decision. He played 21 Tests and 88 ODIs since his debut in 1999.

Hall, 32, has told Cricket South Africa (CSA) in writing that he is no longer interested in playing for the country. Hall's abrupt move was probably prompted by his omission from South Africa's squad for the Twenty20 Championship later this month.

"He has handed in his resignation, as he calls it, to CSA," said Tony Irish, the South African Cricketers' Association chief executive. "This has taken everybody by complete surprise, including me."

Irish felt Hall had not made his decision wisely. "The way he has gone about this is wrong. We expect administrators to honour the terms of players' contracts, and the same goes for players. He might be disappointed at not making the squad, but what's the point of being contracted to CSA if you are going to pull-out halfway through?" ...

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Yasin
September 2, 2007, 04:47 AM
He was the yo-yo man of SA cricket. Gave it all whenever he played. He deserves better.

Kamnew
September 2, 2007, 09:49 PM
Looks like ICL's trap is working! Lure for money is attarcting cricketers all over..those nearing end of carer, retired and those average cricketers that can not make to national sides.

BTW, any BD palyer has been given the offer?

Aritro
September 3, 2007, 05:29 AM
I hope cricket can recover from this setback.

Sohel
September 3, 2007, 06:25 AM
Besides being an excellent and genuine all rounder, Hall and other "colored" or biracial players like Gibbs, Prince and Peterson helped integrate South African cricket and made their country become a better place ... his contributions go beyond cricket.

Now at his cricketing prime, the man deserved more from CSA just as Razzak deserved more from PCB. ICL is just taking advantage of the situation. The sulking is totally justified.

Puck
September 4, 2007, 02:14 PM
wes hall was a fantastic bowler. my father saw him live many years ago..

Tigers_eye
September 4, 2007, 02:25 PM
...BTW, any BD palyer has been given the offer?
No but certain ex-BD captain has expressed his availability just like his former coach expressing his willingness to coach India.

akabir77
September 4, 2007, 02:54 PM
No but certain ex-BD captain has expressed his availability just like his former coach expressing his willingness to coach India.

good one...

Murad
September 4, 2007, 10:04 PM
No but certain ex-BD captain has expressed his availability just like his former coach expressing his willingness to coach India.

"jemon guru temon tar shirsho"