South Africa news August 13, 2010

Kumble to help SA's young spinners

Cricinfo staff

Anil Kumble, the former Indian legspinner, will be travelling to South Africa next week to take part in a coaching clinic with some of South Africa's up-and-coming spin bowlers in Johannesburg on Thursday. Kumble will be joined by fellow slow bowlers Paul Harris and Johan Botha as a host of young spinners receive first-hand coaching from one of Test cricket's leading wicket-takers.

The spin-bowling clinic, which will also be attended by Cricket South Africa's High Performance spinning coaches, Shafiek Abrahams, Harry Shapiro and Paul Adams, will run alongside the second CSA Annual Conference, which will take place from August 18 in Sandton.

"Anil Kumble is a living legend, and CSA is honoured that he has accepted our invitation to come out to South Africa and work with tomorrow's stars," said CSA chief executive Gerald Majola. "We will also invite some of our women cricketers, young batsmen and wicketkeepers who we believe will benefit from the experience.

"CSA is encouraged by the progress made by our High Performance team, and we are confident that this visit is going to boost the good work being done in the spinning department."