Sponsors back Amla as captain

2014-06-03 16:30
Hashim Amla
Cape Town - The Proteas' main Test and ODI sponsors have given their full support to Hashim Amla, who was appointed as South Africa's new Test captain on Tuesday.

Amla replaced Graeme Smith, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Castle Lager, who are in their 21st year of cricket sponsorship, welcomed the new captaincy decision. Amla does not wear their brand name on his kit due to religious beliefs.

“We welcome and support the decision by Cricket SA and the coaching team and congratulate Hashim Amla on his well-deserved appointment. We would like to assure him of our continued support and commitment, as we have done for previous Proteas captains,” Alastair Hewitt, SAB Sponsorship and Castle Lager GM, said via a press statement.

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