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Graeme Smith chosen South Africa captain

March 16, 2003 14:24 IST

Opening batsman Graeme Smith will succeed Shaun Pollock as South African captain, an administrator said on Saturday.

"It's time to get behind the new captain, Graeme Smith," Logan Naidoo told South African television.

Naidoo is president of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union and a member of the United Cricket Board general council.

Pollock was sacked on Saturday after the host nation failed to get past the first round of the World Cup.

Smith, 22, has played just eight Tests, none of them outside South Africa. He was left out of South Africa's original World Cup squad but called up as a replacement for the injured Jonty Rhodes.

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Sub: Graeme Smith As A New SA Captain

The SA Board has chossen the new captain "Graeme Smith" while, he played only 8 tests and 22 ODI Matches. On the other hand, there ...


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What the hell are they thionkin............I bet there is a lot more to this than what they have told us...its time to investigate.........


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I think that the desecion made by the SACB is wrong of taking the captainship of Shaun and replacing an inexpericed Smith with a limited ...


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This really very shame for South Africans.Whos is this Smith.How many matches sofar he played for country.South african cricket will be in big trouble in ...


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Only time will how well Graeme Smith performs himself and leads the team to a success. But I was surprise to see that they totally ...


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