Ntini slams CSA
Zimbabwe interim coach Makhaya Ntini believes South Africa should do more to help their neighbours become a force in world cricket.
Ntini, the first black South African to coach at international level, tells the Sunday Times: “I picked up that South Africa is not keen on visiting here and they don’t want much to do with Zimbabwe. It was sad to hear that, along with the fact that I was told they didn’t want to come to Zimbabwe for the tri-series they played with Zimbabwe and Australia two years ago.”
Aus star injured
Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out for rest of the tour of the West Indies due to a fractured finger and will return home to nurse the injury ahead of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Warner, who hit 109 in Australia’s 36-run victory over South Africa in St Kitts, copped a blow to the tip of his left index finger and subsequent X-rays have revealed the digit to be fractured.
Even if the injury doesn’t require surgery, Warner will be out for around two to six weeks.
India hunt coach
Australia Stuart Law and Dav Whatmore are among 57 candidates for the vacant India head coach position.
In a statement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says: “After this initial scrutiny, the list of candidates who meet the criteria will be processed for further consideration.”
Limited overs skipper MS Dhoni adds: “More than Hindi, English, one who understands our culture and our upbringing, the one who understands these sorts of things, he will always be better with us.”