- Quinton de Kock has been named temporary captain for the Proteas test team for the 2020/21 season
- 27-year-old De Kock is also the Proteas One Day International and T20I captain
- The Proteas are set to play three test series this season against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia
27-year-old Quinton de Kock has just been named the temporary Proteas Test captain for the 2020/21 season. Former SA cricketer and cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith said in April that he believed de Kock would be over-burdened if he was to be test captain.
De Kock was named captain of the South African Limited Overs teams last season but Smith had ruled him out as test captain.
South Africa is set to play three tests this season. The first two matches will be against Sri Lanka just after Christmas. SA will then take on Pakistan in two tests followed by a series against Australia.
eNCA reported that Victor Mpitsang, new selection convener, said that De Kock was happy with the appointment while a report from News24 stated that de Kock is also the Proteas One Day International and T20I captain.
In other sports news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the PSL shifting Mamelodi Sundowns's transfer window dates. The PSL confirmed the news today that they had decided to move the transfer window forward by two weeks. This is because of an agreement that they had with the league winners.
The request was given a go-ahead after the South African Football Association (SAFA) made their own request to FIFA to have the changes made officially. After this was confirmed, the new dates were set in stone.
Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will be competing in CAF Champions League, while Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic will be taking part in the CAF Confederation Cup. A number of Twitter users reacted hilariously to the news that the transfer window had been shifted:
"PSL has confirmed a new date for the second transfer window. SwallowsFC won’t be signing anyone. My friendly agents can target other clubs. Re sharp."
"Mamelodi Sundowns had to make transfer window of the 2020/21 season extension request because the PSL doesn't know what's best for their teams. We are not led."
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