No truth in 'rumours' of Graeme Smith resigning as captain, says Cricket South Africa

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa Fikile Mbalula, ascribed the comments which started after the ongoing first Test against India in Johannesburg to "malicious people" bent on derailing the process of transforming sport in South Africa.

updated: December 22, 2013 01:11 IST
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Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula both on Saturday dismissed widespread social media comments that Graeme Smith had threatened to resign if he was not made the South African captain for the ongoing Test series against India.

"CSA would like to quash rumours and comments floating around social media platforms suggesting that Graeme Smith, threatened to quit if Thami Tsolikile was selected for the present Test series against India," CSA said in a statement.

"There is no truth at all to these malicious and damaging comments," said CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

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