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Indian Premier League 2009

Spin is the new mantra for Twenty20

The emergence of spin as a match-turner in this IPL has surprised some of the best spinners in world cricket today but South African experts have seen it coming

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'His omission doesn't make any sense'

Symcox blames selectors for Pollock retirement

Pat Symcox, the former South Africa spinner, has blamed South Africa's selectors for Shaun Pollock's sudden retirement from international cricket

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Money and lack of freedom the reasons

Symcox quits the commentary box

Pat Symcox, the former South Africa offspinner, has announced he will quit as a TV commentator after the South Africa-India series at the end of the year

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Quality spinners in South Africa left in the lurch

Donald laments drought of spinners

Allan Donald, the former South Africa fast bowler, expressed concern at the lack of quality spin bowlers in the country to compete at the international level

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South Africa in Australia, 2005-06

Symcox expects summer of sledging

Pat Symcox has told the Australians to expect a barrage of sledging when the three-Test series begins in Perth next week

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Over-35 tournament in April 2006

Bermuda to host World Cricket Classic

The World Cricket Classic, a Twenty20 cricket competition set to feature former leading international players, has been launched in London

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Lahore

Hall ban won't hurt SA, says Symcox

Pat Symcox, the former South African Test player and ex-national selector, believes South Africa won't miss the banned Andrew Hall against Pakistan