Johannesburg: Aug 28, 2013
Describing the winter international programme as a huge success, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat felt the recent tour by ‘A’ sides of India and Australia has helped in developing new players for the Proteas.
“All three participating countries are to be congratulated on the quality of their cricket and the manner in which all the games were played,” Lorgat said on Tuesday.
“Both India and Australia came here with a large number of players with international experience and it was an excellent test for our rank of potential future Protea players.”
Lorgat expressed hope that such initiatives would continue in the future as well.
“South Africa, Australia and India all have plenty lot of depth to their cricket and I am hopeful that this initiative is something that can be built on going forward,” he said.
“This last match represented the best traditions of the First-Class game with the one side first gaining the ascendancy and then the other fighting back to dominate,” he said.
India A had comprehensively won the first match by an inning and 13 runs in Rustenburg last week.