Proteas

SA v India game ‘profiteering’

2012-03-12 15:36
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Cape Town - A poll answered by some 6000 cricket fans worldwide has slammed the one-off Twenty20 international between South Africa and India as “shameless profiteering”.

The countries, both coming off typically gruelling schedules, will lock horns at the Wanderers on March 30 in a match only added to Cricket South Africa’s 2011/12 Proteas’ itinerary in the last few days.

It has been billed as a tribute to master South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, although he last played for his country in the format against West Indies at North Sound in May 2010.

Cricket-specialist website ESPN Cricinfo offered three options for voting, on the topic of the game’s rather sudden addition to the Proteas’ and India’s obligations.

Almost 60% of the 6000 respondents opted for “shameless profiteering”, another 21.79% chose “populist scheduling for television”, whilst only 18.61% took the less cynical route of “good preparation for the ICC World T20”.

That event takes place in Sri Lanka in September and October.
 
 

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