Cricket South Africa to review T20 WC debacle, hit ‘reset button’ ahead of India ODI World Cup
Cricket South Africa will form a panel to “clinically review” their early ouster from the T20 World Cup in Australia and the focus would be on hitting the reset button ahead of the ODI showpiece in India next year, director of cricket Enoch Nkwe has said.
Living up to their ‘perennial chokers’ tag, South Africa lost to the Netherlands in their concluding Super 12 match to crash out of the T20 World Cup.
“It is important that we review what has happened. We are in the process of putting a panel together to ensure the review is very clinical,” Nkwe was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo after the team’s arrival from Australia.
“But the focus is hitting the reset button and not dwelling on the past. It’s important that we close a chapter and look at what lies ahead.”
The CSA official further said the main focus going forward would be to provide the best possible support to win an elusive World Cup in the ODI format next year in India.
“There will be a clear strategy going forward. How do we prepare better for the upcoming World Cups.
“There’s a lot of work behind the scenes and what we are all working towards is getting our national teams to reach No.1 and win World Cups. We are now at the point where we can make a difference and that will be our focus.