South Africa Watch

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Not sure Dane Paterson is the greatest loss.
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eugene wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Not sure Dane Paterson is the greatest loss.
Every player is a significant loss when you look at the overall picture here; sure if he were the only player to defect it wouldn't be a huge issue, but with the trend we've seen it's another bad loss for CSA
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Why would you do it now? You're throwing the rest of your career for one season!?

It's like leaving your wife for a hottie that has terminal cancer. Gotta hope that 6 months you have is worth it.

I assume he plans to retire in a year or worm his way into English citizenship ?
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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Why would you do it now? You're throwing the rest of your career for one season!?

It's like leaving your wife for a hottie that has terminal cancer. Gotta hope that 6 months you have is worth it.

I assume he plans to retire in a year or worm his way into English citizenship ?
I guess so

I met some lovely people from South Africa last year; half had already left & the last 3 were telling me about how tough it’s getting over there.

Like many before him I’m sure Dane’s decision is based off quality of life rather than his cricketing career
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Okay, yea, it highlights the continued player drain of South African cricket, but mate this guy is and always will be bang average at international level.
He can go for all I care and he can take Hendricks with him as well. Get you Nandre Burger or Stefan Tait into the T20 sides and breed them young, or Coetzee

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id ... -step-down
Sounds familiar

Lets see what the ICC reaction will be

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