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AFP
December 9, 2019

Time to focus on cricket, says Du Plessis

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AFP
December 9, 2019

PAARL, South Africa: South African captain Faf du Plessis on Sunday called for the focus to be placed on cricket after a week of crisis in the administration of the game in South Africa.

With the start of a Test series against England only 18 days away, Du Plessis said: “There’s not much time before the England series, so now it’s about putting the focus back on to the team and making sure that the Test team gets all the things that are required for them, or us, to be successful.”

Du Plessis would not be drawn on the controversies which engulfed Cricket South Africa, which included the withdrawal of a major sponsor, the resignation of three independent directors and the suspension of chief executive Thabang Moroe.

“It’s time for us to look ahead,” he said. “The players have got absolutely nothing to do with what is happening behind the scenes. It’s important to separate that from a player point of view.”

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