Cobras working on crisis

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October 20, 2016
Cobras working on crisis

GOOD WORK: Ashwell Prince

Saca gives Cape squad two week to resolve their differences.

The  Cape Cobras are hoping to sort out their dispute over coach Paul Adams and the senior players in two weeks.

The players, members of
Western Cape Cricket (WCC) and the SA Cricketers’ Association (Saca) met with the CCMA on Tuesday.

Saca said in a statement that all parties involved agreed to extend the conciliation process up until November 1, so that they could have an opportunity to try to agree on a “clear process to further monitor, assess and address the situation on the ground”.

Saca chief executive Tony Irish said: “Some pretty forthright discussions took place between the parties at today’s meeting before the Commissioner.

“The positive is that the parties have given themselves a clear two-week period to come up with a mechanism which will hopefully finally resolve this dispute.”

The Cobras have lost both their Sunfoil Series games heavily to date, with many of the seniors putting in below-par performances.

But batting coach Ashwell Prince did praise the excellent contributions of three young top- and middle-order batsmen – Jason Smith, Matthew Kleinveldt and Zubayr Hamza.

Of Kleinveldt and Smith, he says: “[Kleinveldt] is almost an Australian type of opener. He might not have the range of attacking shots of a Smith, but that is also good because as an opener you don’t necessarily want to play too many strokes.”

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