December 11, 2009

England in South Africa 2009-10

South Africa get their kit off

Sahil Dutta

The South African squad have arrived in Potchefstroom, but their kit hasn’t. The players flew into Johannesburg from all over the country on Friday, then made the hour-long road trip to the university town, yet their attire wasn’t quite so efficient.

The players had to scrabble around in their own luggage to find some suitable clothing to wear for training so there was a hotch-potch (no pun intended) of T-shirts and shorts on show as they jogged around the outfield. It was like the days before sponsored kit, when the players would turn up in what they owned themselves.

“The kit hasn’t arrived and that’s why we are all in makeshift stuff at the moment which isn’t ideal but there’s nothing we can do about,” coach Mickey Arthur said. “The guys are very mature, I like the way the guys have handled themselves and have just got on with it.”

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