Domingo: Proteas not sledgers

2015-01-23 09:07
Russell Domingo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas coach Russell Domingo says the ICC's warning about excessive sledging at the upcoming Cricket World Cup is not a worry for his side.

The ICC, via CEO David Richardson, has issued a strong warning for players who verbally abuse their opponents at the upcoming global showpiece in Australia and New Zealand.

This comes after fiery Australian batsman David Warner came under fire for his flare-up with India's Rohit Sharma during their ODI in Melbourne last Sunday, in which he repeatedly asked his rival to "speak English".

But the warning doesn't bother the South African coach too much.

"It's in any case not how we play our cricket and it therefore won't have too much of an impact on us," Domingo told Netwerk24.

"We're not a team that get involved in things like that. Instead, we rather focus on outplaying the opposition than  trying to intimidate them with words.

"Therefore, the ICC's decision doesn't really affect us. We don't get involved in that type of intimidating tactics. It's aimed at the other teams who need to try and sort out their own problems. We just want to play the game the way it's meant to be played and to win cricket matches. That's our focus," continued Domingo.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup runs from February 14-March 29.

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