Smith under spotlight

Smith was harsh in his assessment of the former Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief in his ‘A Captain’s Diary 2007- 2009’ which hit the stands recently.

Referring to Charl Langeveldt’s baffling selection ahead of Andre Nel for the tour of India last year, Smith wrote, “The CSA president was becoming more and more involved in every facet of the game. I think, at various times, he wanted to be captain, coach, CEO, president and convener of selectors, which became very frustrating.”

Langeveldt rose in stature by withdrawing from the India tour, saying he did not need such colour-based favour. Smith said it was sheerly because of team unity that South Africa saw through Arendse’s tenure with commendable success.

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