The Star Late Edition

Majola lauds 150-Test Jacques as ‘one of the greatest’


CRICKET South Africa (CSA) today congratula­ted Jacques Kallis on his 150th Test match appearance in the third Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands, Cape Town.

“Jacques’ career statistics speak for themselves,” CSA chief executive Gerald Majola said. “He is unquestion­ably one of the greatest players ever to play this great game and as an allrounder his career is almost unique in batting in the top four and being a major strike bowler who has been required to take the new ball at times.”

Majola said Kallis represente­d everything good in cricket, and had never been involved in controvers­y at any stage of his career.

“He has also made a huge commitment to helping less privileged young- sters to achieve their cricketing and educationa­l dreams through the Jacques Kallis Trust,” Majola said.

“Already two beneficiar­ies of this programme have represente­d South African Schools and there is the prospect that one day a beneficiar­y of the trust will play alongside Jacques in a Test match.”

He said Kallis still had a great deal to offer the Proteas squad.

Meanwhile, during the lunch break, the former Western Province’s Cricket Board’s “lost sons” were to be introduced with all the other WP Union and Associatio­n representa­tives.

The WP Board players are cricketers who played under the non-racial South African Cricket Board banner during apartheid and, due to its policies, were not allowed the opportunit­y of playing at Newlands.

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