Symcox laments ‘useless’ state of SA cricket

2016-02-09 14:41
Pat Symcox (Supplied)

Cape Town - Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox is frustrated at the current state of affairs in South African cricket.

South African cricket appears in turmoil, with the national team struggling against England and the Under-19s recording a series of embarrassing defeats at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

The Proteas went down 3-0 in a Test series in India late last year and recently lost a home Test series 2-1 to England. The South Africans are currently also 2-0 down to England in the five-match ODI series heading into Tuesday’s third match in Centurion.

In the Under-19 World Cup tournament, the SA Under-19s lost to Bangladesh, Namibia and suffered further embarrassment when Zimbabwe thumped them by eight wickets on Monday.

The quality of cricket on display in the six-team franchise system also leaves much to be desired, but despite this, Cricket South Africa (CSA) is considering the addition of two more franchises from next season.

Symcox, who played 20 Tests and 80 ODIs for South Africa, is worried about the state of cricket affairs in the country and shared his views via his official Facebook page on Monday:

“ our U19 team have now also managed to lose to Zim...that is of course after losing to Namibia and oh yes...Bangladesh before that...BUT ALL IS GOOD WITH CRICKET WE WILL HEAR...add a few more Franchises next year and lets see some more USELESSNESS...”

Read more on:    proteas  |  pat symcox  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

India may be ranked No 1 in the ICC Test rankings, but after their series defeat to the Proteas, do they really deserve the mantle as world's best?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.