Full-blown transition looms for the national cricket side, who also saw their head coach sacked, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
The embattled governing body wants to go the route of a director of cricket overseeing all aspects of the national team.
Faf du Plessis and Dane van Niekerk underline their value to their respective national causes by being named cricketers of the year.
The 18-year-old all-rounder was named U19 Cricketer of the Year for his efforts with the national team and also collected the Khaya Majola Cricket Week Player of the Tournament.
Yet it’s not as if the Proteas’ start to the new tournament is a particularly easy one.
Fans, families, players, sponsors, partners, media, stakeholders and all other integral role players are welcome to attend and there is something for everyone.

WATCH: AB plunders 88 from 43 balls on World Cup final pitch

His county Middlesex subsequently won the encounter by 7 wickets.

Cricket World Cup 2019 The unlikely South African in England’s camp for World Cup final

From Benoni to Lord’s, former Easterns and KwaZulu-Natal spinner Anthony Botha has had an interesting journey.

AB breaks silence on World Cup storm: ‘Criticism is unjustified’

The Proteas legend was alleged to have made a last-ditch effort to come out of retirement to play in the showpiece tournament.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Passionate Immie’s influence went beyond mere numbers

The Proteas’ retiring leg-spinner proved to be a true mentor as well.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Ottis’ awkwardly mixed World Cup messages

The Proteas coach says he doesn’t want to make any excuses for the failures in England … and then kinda does.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Realistic Faf believes Aussie win is only worth a ‘small smile’

But this thrilling game had the added bonus of being the Proteas’ first World Cup win over the old enemy since 1992.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas end World Cup on a high with sweet Aussie scalp

Faf du Plessis and his troops finally deliver a complete performance and give semifinalists Australia some food for thought.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Faf still has Protea fire in him … for now

But the national skipper admits he’ll have some thinking to do about his future after the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Faf wants Ottis to stay

Given how the Proteas’ World Cup campaign has gone, that might be an unpopular view.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Why the Proteas failed at the World Cup

Veteran Imran Tahir has a simple theory, but it’s arguably the best one.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Tahir: I can still easily play another year, but it’s time for others

The Proteas’ canny spinner will bow out of ODI cricket against the Aussies this weekend.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas’ status sinks in the eyes of Khawaja

The Aussie batsman seems to suggests that Faf du Plessis and co need to be bracketed with lowly teams like Afghanistan.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Phehlukwayo pays tribute to hard-working Pretorius

They are similar bowlers but Andile Phehlukwayo says he is in awe of the remarkable control Dwaine Pretorius brings to the attack following his man of the match bowling performance against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Long wait for Proteas begins in Manchester ahead of Australia clash

The next week will feel like forever for Faf and the men before they get on the plane home.




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