South Africa in clean-up mode before India series
Neil Manthorp looks ahead to India’s tour of South Africa by focusing on the off-field issues in both countries. India’s coach Gary Kirsten has found a way to work within the Indian system and get rid of some of the unnecessary media attention, while the financial murk surrounding Cricket South Africa is deterring sponsors, he writes in the Mail & Guardian
Somehow, Kirsten has found a way to work with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's administrators when all others, Indian and foreign, had endured far more conflict than cooperation. His "secret" is very simple and an old strategy. He sells his best ideas to the "big men" in the boardroom as being theirs and then allows them to take the credit when they succeed.
Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo