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South Africa in India 2009-10

Spin deficiency can hurt South Africa

Feb 2, 2010: Deficiency in the spin department can hurt South Africa's prospects in the Test series, and their current spin options haven't shown much promise

Nagraj Gollapudi

Pat Symcox

Spinner turned driver

Jan 7, 2010: Pat Symcox recently got a hole-in-one in pouring rain, and now dreams of playing on the South African Seniors Tour

Mark Pennell

Indian Premier League 2009

Spin is the new mantra for Twenty20

Apr 25, 2009: 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

Ajay S Shankar

'His omission doesn't make any sense'

Symcox blames selectors for Pollock retirement

Jan 13, 2008: Pat Symcox, the former South Africa spinner, has blamed South Africa's selectors for Shaun Pollock's sudden retirement from international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Money and lack of freedom the reasons

Symcox quits the commentary box

Oct 31, 2006: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Taking a stand

Aug 1, 2006: Martin Williamson takes a look at the stories behind the record stands for each wicket in Test cricket ... all XI of them

Martin Williamson

Quality spinners in South Africa left in the lurch

Donald laments drought of spinners

May 31, 2006: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 2006

Two tribes go to Waugh

Jan 1, 2006: The rivalry that crackles between these southern hemisphere siblings was abundantly fuelled on the 1997-98 tour

Telford Vice and Nabila Ahmed

South Africa in Australia, 2005-06

Symcox expects summer of sledging

Dec 6, 2005: Pat Symcox has told the Australians to expect a barrage of sledging when the three-Test series begins in Perth next week

ESPNcricinfo staff

Over-35 tournament in April 2006

Bermuda to host World Cricket Classic

Jun 15, 2005: The World Cricket Classic, a Twenty20 cricket competition set to feature former leading international players, has been launched in London

ESPNcricinfo staff

South African coaching vacancy

Players shouldn't dictate coach's selection, says Symcox

Mar 17, 2005: Pat Symcox, the former South African offspinner, has reacted strongly at reports saying that several players were not in favour of Ray Jennings

ESPNcricinfo staff

UCBSA under attack

Symcox slams board's 'administrative bungling'

Jan 8, 2004: Pat Symcox has slammed the South African board for what he claims is its shady dealings which he says have harmed the game

Wisden Cricinfo staff

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Jo'burg, 3rd day

Swapping outfields for fairways

Dec 14, 2003: The commentators for the South Africa-West Indies series include some of the past greats of the game

Roving Reporter by Keith Lane at the Wanderers

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Lahore

Hall ban won't hurt SA, says Symcox

Oct 15, 2003: Pat Symcox, the former South African Test player and ex-national selector, believes South Africa won't miss the banned Andrew Hall against Pakistan

Marcus Prior

Pat Symox resigns from National Selection Committee

Mar 8, 2003: The United Cricket Board has accepted the resignation of Patrick Symcox from the National Selection Committee

UCBSA Press Release

Henry to convene new South African selection panel

May 15, 2002: Omar Henry, who has Test match and international one-day cricket on his CV as well as the captaincy of Scotland, has been appointed convener of the South African selectors in what amounts to an almost total clean-out of Rushdi Magiet's discredited

Peter Robinson

Former South African Test stars included in National Cricket Committee

Apr 27, 2002: Four former South African Test players - Andrew Hudson, Craig Matthews, Omar Henry and Pat Symcox - have been appointed to serve on a National Cricket Committee set up on Saturday to examine issues around the national side following South Africa's

Peter Robinson

UCBSA still seek coaching director.

May 29, 2000: The United Cricket Board is still looking for a director of coaching following its general council meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday

Peter Robinson

Symcox rejected Mumbai match bribe bid

Apr 20, 2000: Centurion - Former South African all-rounder Pat Symcox said for him there was no argument: country and honour came before the money

Trevor Chesterfield

Symcox flies home to uncertain future (21 Feb 1999)

Feb 21, 1999: Centurion (South Africa) - South Africa's grizzled veteran Pat Symcox flies home today facing an uncertain future and his hope of playing at Lord's for his country fast disappearing

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