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    Mickey Arthur quits

    Breaking on the wireless.

    Fallen out with Graeme Smith. Corrie van Zyl appointed caretaker coach for the Indian tour.

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    "Mickey Arthur had resigned as South Africa coach following a breakdown in his relationship with captain Graeme Smith, according to reports in the media. The reports say former South African fast bowler Corrie van Zyl has been appointed caretaker coach and will be in charge of the team for the two-Test and three-ODI tour of India next month.

    A report in the Witness said the relationship between Arthur and Smith had "deteriorated irreparably", and reached a flashpoint during the recent home series against England. It said Vincent Barnes, South Africa's bowling coach, was also sacked.

    Van Zyl has been South Africa's assistant coach in the past and was appointed coach of Cricket South Africa's (CSA) high-performance centre in Pretoria in 2009
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    Mickey Arthur quits as South Africa coach - reports | South Africa Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

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    Due to take over England, allowing Flower and Gibson to come to West Indies?
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Bowlng coach has been sacked as well

    Looks like the toys are being thrown out of the Saffies cot


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    Full story should emerge soon as Sky Sports in the lunch break of the Aus Pak game will be speaking to journalist Neil Manthrop. Manthorp is Graeme Smith's ghost-writer and friend of Mickey Arthur.

    Not that I will be watching it. I'm off to bed.

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    I'm certain Mickey Arthur has expressed serious interest in the England role after finishing with South Africa. A couple of times, at least.

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    Andy Flower seems to be doing a really good job at the moment though. They're not ditching him for an uglier model.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    You never know though. Mickey Arthur was probably their preferred model before they decided on Andy.

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    Yeah, but no one expected Flower to do this good a job.

    Except Corrin, and his expectations of England don't count.

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    If word is true, Mickey Arthur was not the coach but just the guy who took the cones out. During the Arthur and Arendse affair, it was said that it didnít matter if Arthur was sacked as Smith runs the show anyhow. Rather ironic if that is true considering Smith was meant to be the antithesis of Cronje yet Smith has had equal if not greater control than Cronje. Smith still picks the side and up until the Arendse episode, he had two votes in the selection process as the vice-captain Ashwell Prince had an input in team selection.

    Kepler Wessels is the highly touted next coach but that would either mean Smith falling on his sword, as he and Kepler donít get on or Smith allowing Kepler to coach the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    If word is true, Mickey Arthur was not the coach but just the guy who took the cones out. During the Arthur and Arendse affair, it was said that it didnít matter if Arthur was sacked as Smith runs the show anyhow. Rather ironic if that is true considering Smith was meant to be the antithesis of Cronje yet Smith has had equal if not greater control than Cronje. Smith still picks the side and up until the Arendse episode, he had two votes in the selection process as the vice-captain Ashwell Prince had an input in team selection.

    Kepler Wessels is the highly touted next coach but that would either mean Smith falling on his sword, as he and Kepler donít get on or Smith allowing Kepler to coach the side.
    This will be a blow for SA. Arthur did a lot of homework for last series in India and the subcontinent and was one of the main reasons why SA returned without lsoing the series.

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    Barnes, the bowling coach has apparently not been sacked. CSA will address the media tomorrow.

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