View Full Version : SA board to be restructured next month

January 27, 2010, 04:49 AM
Cricket South Africa is set for a structural overhaul at a meeting on February 19, the board president Gerald Majola has said. Majola was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday following the resignation of coach Mickey Arthur and the sacking of the selection panel.

The interim selection committee, which will replace the one led by Mike Procter, comprises Majola, Corrie van Zyl and Kepler Wessels.

Arthur, who resigned as South Africa coach on Tuesday, said he made the decision because his vision for the national team differed with that of CSA.

"I am disappointed, because when I started there I said I wanted to get South Africa to No. 1 in both forms of the game, I wanted to be the first South African coach to win in England, and the first to win in Australia," Arthur said. "The only thing I didn't achieve was an ICC trophy."

"We believe as a board that Mickey has been very successful," Majola said.

Arthur said he was going to bide his time before taking on another assignment. "I'm not going to be jumping into anything too soon and I might dabble into a few other things and see where that takes me. I think I will consider anything that comes down the line. I will sit and wait for the right opportunity and the best opportunity where I can make an impact."

Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, said of Arthur: "The two of us have had a great partnership over five years, we had a good relationship, Mickey was integral in bringing a lot of calm to the team. Yesterday was a very tough day for us."

"I think its natural for the players to have some emotion now, Mickey has been part of our life for five years. The players will try and be as professional as possible. We know this [India] is an important tour."

Arthur's resignation came four days before South Africa are scheduled to depart for India and Van Zyl will now be in charge of the team for that assignment. "It's not the ideal situation to take over now, but I have been worked with Mickey before," van Zyl said. "I had been focusing on the high performance centre till Monday, but I will meet with the captain in Cape Town tomorrow to prepare for India."

Source :http://www.cricinfo.com/southafrica/content/current/story/445957.html

oh man, after beating Australia in Australia, England, and replacing Australia for No 1 place in Test arena, CSA was not happy with team management's performance ! I think its a good signal to our team management as well. I dnt think we are also too far away from this kind of change in our management unless we get some real good performance against NZ, Eng !/:)

January 27, 2010, 09:49 PM
it's gonna be tough road for them