South Africa domestic news August 11, 2010

Jacques Rudolph appointed Titans captain

Cricinfo staff

Jacques Rudolph has been appointed as the captain of the Titans for the forthcoming season. He will replace Pierre Joubert who stepped down at the end of the 2009/10 season.

Rudolph played 35 Tests and 45 ODIs for South Africa between 2003 and 2006. He is a prolific run-getter at the first-class level, having featured in 182 first-class fixtures, scoring 13065 runs at 45.36 inclusive of 37 centuries.

"It is indeed a pleasure for me to congratulate Jacques as new captain of the Nashua Titans. He is a true product of Northerns, having represented the Province from Under-13s. I am quietly confident that he will be an astute captain and will lead the Titans with passion and courage," Elise Lombard, the franchise CEO said.

Vincent Sinovich, the board chairman echoed Lombard's views. "Jacques is a quality player and we believe that he will lead the team successfully in the coming years," he said.

Jacques, who represents Yorkshire in the English domestic season, was pleased with the appointment. "It is an honour and privilege to be named as Titans captain for the forthcoming season. I see this as a new chapter in my career and a massive challenge as I am taking over the captaincy of a franchise which breeds success.

"I aim to bring even more success to the franchise whilst nurturing and harnessing the exciting young talent coming through the system. I would also like extend a thank you to management for placing their faith in me. I can't wait to get started," he said.

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