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AB de Villiers believes South Africa can still win World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: Three losses in their first three games in the 2019 edition of the World Cup has opened a can of worms in the South African unit. It has been revealed that former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers had offered to come out of retirement to play in the showpiece event, a move that was rejected by the Cricket South Africa selectors. While the news has seen widespread reaction from cricket fans across the world, de Villiers has asked all to show solidarity and support the team as it plays the World Cup. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunTaking to Twitter, ABD wrote: “All that’s important is that we should all focus on supporting the team at the World Cup. There is a long way to go and I believe the boys can still go all the way #ProteaFire.” CSA selection panel convenor Linda Zondi has clarified in an official statement as to why the offer was rejected by the board. Zondi said that ABD wasn’t keen on playing the home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be considered for selection in the team for the showpiece event and instead wanted to play in T20 leagues before making the u-turn on the eve of CSA announcing the 15-member squad. “I pleaded with AB de Villiers not to retire in 2018. Although there was a perception that he was picking and choosing when to play — which was not true — I did give him the option to plan and monitor his season to get him to the World Cup fresh and in a good space. We made it clear that he would have to play during the home tours against Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be considered for selection, instead he signed to play in the Pakistan and Bangladesh Premier Leagues respectively. He turned down the offer and said he was at peace with his decision to retire,” Zondi said in a CSA release. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upSkipper Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson had informed the selectors of de Villiers’ offer but Zondi said that came as a shock to the selection panel and they didn’t wish to set a bad example. “For Faf du Plessis and Ottis Gibson to share AB’s desire to be included in the squad on the day we announced our World Cup squad on April 18th was a shock to all of us. “AB left a big vacuum when he retired, we had a year to find players at franchise level to fill the gap. We had players who put in the hard work, who put up their hands and deserved to be given the opportunity to go to the World Cup. The decision was based on principle; we had to be fair to the team, the selection panel, our franchise system and players.”last_img read more

Tickets for Warriors September matches go on sale from Monday

The CPL Ticket Office on Camp and Quamina StreetsTicket Sales for the Guyana Amazon Warriors final two (2) home matches of the Hero CPL 2018 will commence on Monday August 13, 2018. Tickets will be sold at the three established outlets;The CPL Guyana Office at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, GeorgetownLot 19 Princess Elizabeth Road Queenstown, New AmsterdamImam Bacchus General Store at Affiance, Essequibo CoastTickets can be purchased from 8:00h to 17:00h on Weekdays and from 09:00h to 13:00h on Saturdays.  The costs of tickets for this year’s CPL matches at Providence are as follows:RED AND GREEN STANDS – G$5,000 ORANGE STAND – G$3,000 GRASS MOUND – G$2,500 According to the local organising Committee there have been numerous enquiries regarding the sale of Tickets for this phase of CPL games and with this in mind fans and Cricket enthusiasts are advised to make early purchases so as to avoid the rush as we get closer to match days.The final two home matches scheduled to be played at the Providence Stadium as follows:Saturday 8th September – Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs at 20:00hSunday 9th September – Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders at 18:00hHowever, it was outlined that tickets for the Play-off matches scheduled for September 11 and 12, 2018 will be announced later.For further information on ticketing please feel free to contact the CPL Guyana office on telephone numbers 231-5344 and 231-2035 and on e-mail – [email protected] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTickets for October CPL matches in Guyana on sale from Monday  September 7, 2019In “latest news”CPL tickets for first 3 Guyana matches to go on sale tomorrowJuly 18, 2018In “Business”Tickets on sale from Monday for CPL matches in GuyanaAugust 17, 2019In “latest news” read more