07 Nov CSA BOARD CONGRATULATES PROTEAS FOR PROFESSIONALISM, FIGHTING SPIRIT AFTER HARD FOUGHT WC CAMPAIGN
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa’s Board commends the men’s Proteas team for their never-say-die attitude and professionalism at the T20 World Cup.
Despite not making the semi-finals, the team carried the nation’s hopes and aspirations on their shoulders with pride and fought like Trojans on the field to win their last four fixtures. They only exited because of a lower net run rate in what was widely viewed as “the group of death”.
Board Chairperson Lawson Naidoo says: “This is a team of champions who displayed character, heart and professionalism throughout. I join all South Africans in thanking them for doing us proud.”
SA’s untimely exit on Saturday followed four consecutive wins and a massive victory over favourites, England.
“SA cricket is the ultimate winner as the momentum gained and lessons learned from this World Cup places us on a powerful upward curve for the future, built on the foundations of excellence, access and inclusivity,” says Naidoo.
SA can now prepare for a three-match ODI series against the Netherlands from November 26 and an all-format tour by India, starting with three tests from December 17.
“With crowds allowed back into stadia, subject to appropriate Covid-19 restrictions, we look forward to a bumper summer of cricket and coming together as one to support our team,” concludes Naidoo.
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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