Imtiaz Patel      

Full name Imtiaz Patel

Born 1965

Current age 49 years days

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Education University of the Witwatersand; University of Cape Towm Business School; Harvard Business School

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Imtiaz Patel grew up in Schweizer Reneke in the North-West Province of South Africa. He studied education and was a teacher for four years in Soweto where he was also involved in developing cricket. He rose steadily through the ranks of the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) to become the director of professional cricket. Patel looked a shoo-in to succeed Ali Bacher as the CEO, but fled the coop when Gerald Majola succeeded Bacher instead, joining Supersport in 1999. "He is steeped in cricket, and he is passionate about the game," Bacher said. "He has energy and enthusiasm for cricket, and he comes with no cricket baggage. He comes in fresh." He was appointed chief executive of SuperSport, and in 2008 he was headhunted to replace Malcolm Speed as CEO of the ICC, a post he turned down in spite of the ICC's confidence in him. "While he always exudes polite charm in public, Patel is known to have a scathing tongue in the privacy of the boardroom and even hardened former cricketers who work as commentators for SuperSport are known to slink into the corners when he lets fly," Ken Borland noted.
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1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 76/2 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 Dolphins 262/8
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 214/4
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 5/1 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 123/3 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 115/3 Knights 185
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