CSA fire Procter, selectors

Proteas coach Mickey Arthur resigned and was not fired, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Gerald Majola confirmed at a press briefing in East London on Wednesday morning.

Arthur said he had resigned “with immediate effect” because the CSA board disagreed with his vision for the national team and the structures he had put in place over the last five years.

Majola confirmed that CSA high performance coach Corrie van Zyl would take the South African side to India for a tour which includes two Tests and three one-day internationals next month. The team leaves on Saturday.

Majola also confirmed that the selection panel – convenor Mike Procter, Craig Matthews, Winky Ximiya and Mustapha Khan – had been fired and that he would take over from Procter as convenor.

Van Zyl and former Proteas captain Kepler Wessels will also form part of the three-man selection panel.

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    January 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I saw the :poop: coming
    when they had the audacity
    to drop a non-performing

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    January 27, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Appoint Kepler Wessels!!!

    Ek dink hy is fikser as meeste van die ouens in die span!

  3. DavidS


    January 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Reply to PietPloos @ 11:41 am: he is also too much like Ray Jennings in being likely to give fat mouth Graham a klap so hard he’ll verstik on his own chewing gum as it flies out his backside… seeing as Kepler was a boxer at Grey and apparently not a bad one either…

    But I guess that the skipper and his mafia of Jacques kallis and Morne Boucher will whine and the coach will go..

    Actually seeing that useless Mark Boucher get a klap would be worth the cash for me…

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    January 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 12:05 pm:

    Boucher USELESS?

    Come on Davids – did you actualy see his scores in the last couple of tests?

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    January 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Well making a guy’s job impossible thus forcing him to resign is no different from firing him. It just means they didn’t have the balls to fire him.

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    January 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Reply to PietPloos @ 12:53 pm:

    As ek reg onthou kom Boucher van die OosKaap. Sensitiewe area vir Dawie

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    January 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 12:55 pm:

    He’s a Border boy

  8. avatar


    January 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    A man goes out golfing.

    He is on the second hole when he notices a frog sitting next to the green.

    He thinks nothing of it and is about to shoot when he hears, “Ribbit 9 Iron.”

    The man looks around and doesn’t see anyone.

    Again, he hears, “Ribbit 9 Iron.”
    He looks at the frog and decides to prove the frog wrong, puts the club
    Away, and grabs a 9 iron.


    He hits it 10 inches from the cup.
    He is shocked. He says to the frog,
    “Wow that’s amazing.

    You must be a lucky frog, he?”

    The frog replies, “Ribbit Lucky frog.”

    The man decides to take the frog with him to the next hole.

    “What do you think frog?” the man asks.

    “Ribbit 3 wood.”

    The guy takes out a 3 wood and Boom!

    Hole in one.

    The man is befuddled and doesn’t know what to say.

    By the end of the day, the man golfed the best game of golf in his life and asks the frog, “OK where to next?”

    The frog replies, “Ribbit Las Vegas.”

    ” They go to Las Vegas and the guy says, “OK frog, now what?”

    The frog says, “Ribbit Roulette.”

    Upon approaching the roulette table,

    The man asks, “What do you think I should bet?”

    The frog replies, “Ribbit $3000, black 6.”
    Now, this is a million-to-one shot to win, but after the golf game the man figures what the heck.

    Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table.

    The man takes his winnings and buys the best room in the hotel.

    He sits the frog down and says, “Frog, I don’t know how to repay you you’ve won me all this money and I am forever grateful.”

    The frog replies,

    “Ribbit, Kiss Me.”

    He figures why not, since after all the frog did for him, the frog deserves it. With a kiss, the frog turns into a gorgeous girl.

    “And that is how the girl ended up in my room Elin. So help me God or my name is not Tiger Woods.”

  9. avatar


    January 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Reply to Ollie @ 12:58 pm:

    Patato, pataato

  10. avatar


    January 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Reply to PietPloos @ 12:53 pm:

    Dawie het laas in 2006
    krieket gekyk – verskoon

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    January 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Kepler won’t work –
    hy vat nie kak van
    kabouters nie, nes

  12. DavidS


    January 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Boucher het die keer ‘n goeie reeks gehad but for a w/k batsman an average of low 30’s is pathetic…

    First decent series since?… oh yes… ever…

    The only reason he holds so many records is that they kept using him for so long

    Boucher is kak

    Punt Klaar

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    January 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Corrie Van Zyl has also been appointed to a three-man interim selection panel, along with former Test captain Kepler Wessels and Majola, who will be the convenor.
    – News24

  14. avatar


    January 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:59 pm: Fire smith and all will be well again in cricket. Smith has to much say.

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    January 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Don’t like Majola either, too much like L Luyt, we do not need dictators in our sport.

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    January 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Sunday Crimes columnist:

    Arthur, for all his talents, was not half as good at his job as Smith is. Smith, with that famous cabal of senior players, made up of the likes of Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis, is the kernel at the heart of South African cricket.
    Don’t like Biff, but
    he’s good.

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    January 28, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Expect a hiding from India… and a further fall down the rankings…

  18. DavidS


    January 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Ja well anyone who can win in India when they prepare their usual substandard “take spin after tea on Day 1 fall apart after lunch on Day 2” pitches the ICC never does anything about is a world champion..

    The Indians are good at home precisely because they make no bones about preparing pitches that DO NOT suit their opponents.


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