Game opens up for Gibbs

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tour­na­ments around the world. He has also been a stand­out player for the Dec­can Charg­ers in the lu­cra­tive In­dian Premier League.

In his best-sell­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, To the Point, Gibbs told of a par­ty­ing, wom­an­is­ing and drink­ing life­style while on tour with the Proteas, and crit­i­cised a pow­er­ful “clique” in the na­tional team, which in­cluded cap­tain Graeme Smith, Jac­ques Kal­lis, Mark Boucher and AB de Vil­liers.

These are is­sues which might have irked his for­mer em­ploy­ers, CSA, but the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s CEO Ger­ald Majola, has not com­mented on it.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day Majola said: “Her­schelle rep­re­sented our coun­try for 14 years with dis­tinc­tion and I don’t think any cricket lover will ever for­get the mag­nif­i­cent in­nings he played in the fa­mous 438 game against Aus­tralia.” He added that “be­cause of the sen­si­tiv­ity of the mat­ter as well as the con­fi­den­tial­ity agree­ments”, there would be no fur­ther com­ment.

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