Smith out of Champions League

Posted on/at 9:33 PM by The Cricket Corollary

What is really going on here? ...Graeme Smith has been withdrawn from the Nashua Cape Cobras squad for the Champions' League tournament starting in India next week... Are you saying that Biff wasn't fit for the CT? We could have had Captain Botha?

Cricket South Africa announced the decision on Tuesday on the advice of CSA's medical committee.

"After much discussion and deliberation, the Proteas' management together with the medical committee of Cricket South Africa headed by Dr Shuaib Manjra have made a decision to withdraw Graeme from the upcoming Champions League in India," commented national team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee.

"This decision is based on Graeme's current upper limb dysfunction," he added.
Team physiotherapist Brandon Jackson said that it was important for Smith to be withdrawn from playing cricket for the next four to six weeks to get him through what was going to be a very long season.

"We need to work on strengthening his muscles around the shoulder area and continue his post-operation rehab," commented Jackson.

"The elbow operation was 100 percent successful and I am confident that he will be ready for action by the start of the England series in November."
Smith said he was very disappointed not to be leading the Cobras in India.

"It is very important for South African cricket that the two franchises representing us in India should do well," he commented, "and, like all the national players, I enjoy playing franchise cricket whenever national circumstances permit."
"I would like to wish the Cobras all the best and I am confident they will represent our country with pride."


Aditya said...

Oh man! now this :(

the other SA team with dippenar as captain looks really weak and cobras will miss smith very much

clt20 looks like a sham

it just has good IPL and Australian teams now..

seriously tell me do any of the other teams stand a chance?

Hoping that I am proven wrong!!

annoymous said...

If we had Captain Botha we would still be in the competition, Smith's batting was superb but his captancy was very weak. Aditya, I think the IPL teams will probably dominate, I am supporting the daredevils and bangalore,for Roelf and AB.

Anonymous said...

SA's two weakest apart from Lions teams seem to be going to India.

Purna said...

He just wants to stay back and read all the hero articles.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Smith wants to stay back home because he's met a cute guy.

Abigail said...

Is Smith into guys?

The Cricket Corollary said...

I dont know.