November 14, 2008

South African cricket

How much more rope should Gibbs be given?

George Binoy

Sometime there is a limit to how much licence or latitude you give a sportsman before telling him enough is enough.That is the situation right now with Herschelle Gibbs after his drinking episode the day before the match against Bangladesh, which quickly prompted the management to send him home and order him to attend a rehab centre for drinking problems, writes Michael Tarr on

My view is that Gibbs should not be chosen for the tour to Australia because his lack of discipline once again undermines the team and gives credence to the feeling that perhaps he thinks he is bigger than the game.

I certainly got the sense, after a chat with Graeme Smith and Mickey Arthur at the Oliver Tambo domestic departure area the other day, that their rebuilding quest for the South African ODI side remains frustratingly unfinished, writes Rob Houwing on Sport24.


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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