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Graeme Smith said : “The role for the national convenor of selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The role for the National Convenor of Selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long. We needed to be certain that we have left the role in the safest hands possible and Victor's credentials speak for themselves," "He has made it his business to know the ins and outs of cricket after his playing days, from Mini-Cricket, all the way to the senior Proteas men's and women's teams. His experience as a coach in our various development programmes means that he has the kind of knowledge and context that was crucial in our chosen candidate," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The role for the national convenor of selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The data also highlights stark regional variations in the reopening of the sector, and in particular the ongoing struggle for footfall in central London. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, September 14, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I wish I could [hire Kiwis], I desperately want to, you can’t get them,” “I brought three Kiwi boys down to the resort, remote in the Sounds, to look at taking on the role and each of them made the comment that they are better off on the subsidy, and they didn’t take the offered job,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “He can’t leave the country, he can’t work ... we are physically paying for him because he has got no money, but he’s got the skills we need,” “They’ve got everything they need, they are just delaying the decision for reasons unknown to anybody” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The goal is to make sure SA cricket is strong. We’ve got a really powerful group of cricketers coming through that can only strengthen the national side and can challenge players in the national team. I feel Malibongwe and the other high-performance coaches can provide that and also develop the game‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I feel that Malibongwe and the other High-Performance coaches can provide that and also develop the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

themirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "Quinton will be our white-ball captain but from a workload and mental capacity aspect we want to keep him fresh" External link

irishsun Friday, August 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration" External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always, the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Lungi, in my mind, said nothing wrong. He expressed an opinion - he didn't make a statement - and expressed the fact that the team was going to get together and have a conversation and in no right did he deserve to be attacked. What happened to him and the way the guys came at him is entirely wrong," External link

news18 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Within the space, we've handled it extremely maturely. We got together, we listened, the conversation was open, people shared and we decided to support each other in this movement," "That's what taking a knee meant to us. The fact that we are all together. I haven't seen the team having such an honest conversation in a few years, which is great" External link

news18 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

thecourier Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

newsandstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It's been a really challenging experience," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "For us, it's really about the conversation that happened, coming together as an organisation," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith explained ( about Gary Kirsten ) : "In case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors," "Thami was in the squad as reserve keeper to AB de Villiers and this was communicated to him on both the England and Australian tours by Gary Kirsten, which has been previously acknowledged by Thami" External link

the-star Friday, August 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Unfortunately, Thami was a wicketkeeper, which meant he was only ever fighting for one position," "I can understand how frustrating that must have been, and there have been several other excellent wicketkeepers that South African cricket never saw on an international stage, because ’keepers tend to stay in a team for long periods of time" External link

the-star Friday, August 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "In case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Unfortunately, Thami was a wicketkeeper, which meant he was only ever fighting for one position," "I can understand how frustrating that must have been, and there have been several other excellent wicketkeepers that South African cricket never saw on an international stage, because keepers tend to stay in a team for long periods of time" External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I also never had any say on the financial structure," "I did not determine contracts, and I also did not decide match fees. I was a player" External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I should emphasise that I was never in charge of selections. I had an opinion as a captain, but the casting vote was with the coach and the selectors,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “In the case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors. Thami was in the squad as reserve keeper to AB de Villiers and this was communicated to him on both the England and Australian tours by Gary Kirsten, which has been previously acknowledged by Thami,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is easier to shift bowlers and batters around to suit the needs of a team, but some positions are specialist,” “Unfortunately, Thami was a wicket-keeper, which meant he was always only fighting for one position” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Thami Tsolekile was my captain at South Africa schools junior level. I have never had an issue with him as a person and he has never borne out the frustrations of his international career on a personal level,” “In fact, my personal relationship challenges with several other players, of all races, have been well documented in the past. It was impossible for me to win everyone’s approval at the same time but that is the nature of professional sport,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The allegations and insinuations that have been made are extremely hurtful and I deny them in the strongest possible sense,” “Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock can attest to this, and there were very emotional discussions because they are both legends of our cricket history. Shaun was ushered out of the Test team in a similar manner to Makhaya Ntini, when he felt he could have still done a job. Almost every player I have come across feels that they could have contributed more,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I should emphasise that I was never in charge of selections,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Everywhere I go, that’s all I’m asked about, whether it’s players, the media, or just people in the street – they all want to know where these reports are. That uncertainty is not good,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "That brings it close to home, yeah it's a sad loss, I feel for all the residents and staff that have got the virus in here and from the staff," External link

9news Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Paul Harris’s appointment was around Keshav Maharaj and he was there for the Test series at Keshav’s request. Jacques Kallis hasn’t been on Cricket SA’s payroll for a while now and he came in as an interim consultant,” External link

businessday Monday, August 3, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It's a difficult one to answer and I think my opinion on that is what I stated in December. I felt that the team needed a strong leader," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I can understand where people are coming from, but I think this narrative of a clique taking over is really unfair," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I fully support the Social Justice programme. I think the initial thing is to listen internally within the current Proteas set-up and, in the build-up to the Solidarity Cup, that’s exactly what happened,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I was very taken aback by Mackie’s stuff," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Maybe sometimes it’s an awareness thing," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “It looks like our players are going to be needed from the beginning of September, government permitting, and travel permitting. Sri Lanka also (postponed),” External link

india Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I expect that once things get up and running, our team, on the men’s side, I would say from November onwards, if all goes well, it will be a really busy period for South African cricket, probably playing in times that we haven’t played before and trying to cram in a lot of the missed tours,” External link

india Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “It looks like our players are going to be needed from the beginning of September, government permitting, and travel permitting. Sri Lanka also (postponed),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I expect that once things get up and running, our team, on the men’s side, I would say from November onwards, if all goes well, it will be a really busy period for South African cricket, probably playing in times that we haven’t played before and trying to cram in a lot of the missed tours,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "The West Indies tour has been postponed indefinitely," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We were very encouraged by the success of the health protocols in the lead-up to the 3TC Solidarity Cup and on the actual match day as well. Safety remains our priority at all times for players, support staff and all other people involved," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "A very important message is being put out today," External link

the-star Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith : "Rightly so. There's no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he's handled himself extremely well" External link

the-star Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "A very important message is being put out today," External link

iol Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith : "Rightly so. There's no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he's handled himself extremely well" External link

iol Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Our focus on the short term is going to be on white-ball cricket because there is a lot of it coming up in our calendar,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “A very important message is being put out today,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "As director of cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : "As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : “As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : “As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "As director of cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The biggest difference between Dada’s captaincy and MS’s captaincy is MS, the player for me. I think in that middle order, the ability to close games, win games, finish games in that calm that he brought to the people around him. I think for me, that is probably the biggest difference between the two heroes, is MS Dhoni," "If Dada had an MS type player, his team was slightly more developed, I think you would have seen him win plenty more trophies" External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The biggest difference between Dada’s captaincy and MS’s captaincy is MS, the player for me. I think in that middle order, the ability to close games, win games, finish games in that calm that he brought to the people around him. I think for me, that is probably the biggest difference between the two heroes, is MS Dhoni,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “From my perspective, it’s always difficult to move away from an opening batsman and a captain as challenging. I agree that when it comes to Test cricket, having played against MS, you would always felt that you had an opportunity to work him over, specially away and out of India, but I think when it comes to Test cricket, I’ll have to sit with Dada, but one-day cricket, certainly MS is my man,” External link

india Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "From my perspective, it's always difficult to move away from an opening batsman and a captain as challenging. I agree that when it comes to Test cricket, having played against MS, you would always felt that you had an opportunity to work him over, specially away and out of India, but I think when it comes to Test cricket, I'll have to sit with Dada, but one-day cricket, certainly MS is my man," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn't get on with MS. He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected," "And again, like Sanga(kkara), was to spend a fair amount of time with Dada -- in administration, we are having a number of conversations over the telephone. He's always calm, approachable, always interested in a good conversation, so a lot of respect for both men" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “You knew if you poked Dada, you were going to get something back always,” External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think all of us remember that celebration, it was a beautiful sight seeing Dada. More than anything besides the humour of it all, it was the passion that he showed in celebration,” “It showed how much India winning meant to him and to overcome the challenge of winning the NatWest Trophy in England, to win away from home, driving Indian cricket forward. I think that shot epitomises everything we have discussed today. But I do have a chuckle every time I see it now. Also, Dada was running short on the hair side on those days, so it is a very humorous shot. But from a passion perspective, that speaks volumes about Dada” External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Appreciating Dhoni’s easy-going nature, Smith said the India’s two-time World Cup winning captain always made others feel comfortable around him and spoke about his cordial relation with Ganguly. I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn’t get on with MS. He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected,” “And again, like Sanga, was to spend a fair amount of time with Dada in administration, we are having a number of conversations over the telephone. He’s always calm, approachable, always interested in a good conversation, so a lot of respect for both men,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 13, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith recalled : “No, he didn’t. We had one or two moments when we were at each other a little bit. I was quite feisty in my youth as a captain and certainly, we know that Dada never backed away. You knew if you poked Dada, you were going to get something back always,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn’t get on with MS,” “He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Hilton and Dané van Niekerk have formed an impressive leadership team for the Proteas and Hilton’s reappointment also means there will be consistency on the road ahead,” “The Proteas are now well-positioned to bid for that World Cup” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The success of this deal has further paved way for a us$250 million deal to supply equipment in the construction and transport sector,” External link

zbc Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Everything has been handled. It's been cleared. The medical team are driving everything, and everything has been okayed," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Everything has been handled. It’s been cleared. The medical team is driving everything, and everything has been okayed,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We've done extensive work and presented our plans, from hotels, to grounds, to zoning. Everything has been handled. We've been cleared to host the event," External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It’s been quite some time since the South African public and fans of cricket worldwide have been able to consume the game we all love,” “I know that the players are itching to get back into action as well, which is why we, as CSA, are so excited about the Solidarity Cup. It’s a thrilling new format and a match that is working towards a greater good. We are proud to partner with 3TeamCricket on this project,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Putting those three teams together has been an interesting process and there’s a lot of exciting talent. But we’d be amiss if we expect our players to be 100%. They’ve handled the build-up, they handled the lockdown well, they’ve done elements of training. But they haven’t been able to get the extensive cricket or outdoor training that we normally expect of them going into big contests,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We envisage this format helping our pipeline and we will introduce it to schools and clubs,” “As temporary custodians of the game we are tasked with taking the game to the people, which is difficult in a country with such inequality, but this is another vehicle to do that, which is wonderful. We think it will have a big impact, maybe even internationally” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I know the players are itching to get back into action, which is why we are so excited about the Solidarity Cup,” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The president of the ICC now becomes a very key position in terms of how the game can progress and progress at the right level. It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected. That is going to be an interesting time for international and it is going to be a great appointment,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Daniel Andrews ) : "Thus far, I think it's been a bit of a disappointment for the Andrews Government, in the sense that the big investment in infrastructure projects haven't materialised," External link

qt Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith replied : "Any project. Any role he wants" External link

southernminn Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith replied : ''Any project. Any role he wants.'' External link

contactmusic Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I feel Sourav is best positioned for that. I know him well, I played against him a number of times and worked with him. He's got the credibility and the leadership to take the game forward, especially at an ICC level" External link

irishsun Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Post Covid-19 and with the things that are going to come our way, we need to have strong leadership and I feel Sourav Ganguly is best positioned for that at the moment. I know him well. I feel that he has got the credibility and the leadership skills and is someone who can really take the game forward,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC,” “Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President’s role of the ICC” “I think that will be good for the game; I think it will be good for the modern game as well. He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be key to us going forward,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We'll have to assess players on form, as was always going to be the case. When that event comes around, we will look at what the best squad is that we could possibly send to give us an opportunity to win the trophy," "I think the key at the moment, across the board from players to coaches and operational staff, is to try and make sure that we're ready for when the opportunity arises to play cricket again and then we'll have to assess players quickly," External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President's role of the ICC" "I think that will be good for the game; I think it will be good for the modern game as well. He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be key to us going forward," External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

irishsun Friday, May 22, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From a political perspective, it's important they hold it despite the costs and risks involved because of coronavirus," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President's role of the ICC," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions," "Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level" External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We are working with the West Indies board to try and find a window, post their tour of England, which would shift our dates,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-Covid, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

namibian Friday, May 22, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 22, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be the key to us going forward,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President’s role of the ICC,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President’s role of the ICC,” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions,” “Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : ”s new constitution. “So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment,” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith stated ( about Jacques Faur ) : “We’re obviously keen to play as quickly as possible, as Jacques has said. We believe we’re a socially distanced sport. We’ve done a number of sessions behind the scenes with both Saca and our medical staff to really be as prepared as possible,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "I have dealt with Sourav in the past and it will be good for the game," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Having dealt with Sourav for a long time‚ the presidency of the ICC becomes a key position in terms of how the game can progress at the right level. From our perspective‚ it would be great if a cricket man such as Sourav could get the president role‚” “It could be good for the modern game because he understands it and played at the highest level. He’s respected, and his leadership will be key” External link

businessday Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

news18 Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President's role of the ICC," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions," "Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We are working with the West Indies board to try and find a window, post their tour of England, which would shift our dates,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Now it is even more important to have someone in a role who can provide leadership who understands and can navigate the challenges in the game today," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From our perspective, it would be great to see cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe get into the president role of the ICC. I think that will be good for the game; he understands it, he's played it," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "If it does get postponed, we're looking at February or March next year," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : "We are consistently looking at strategies for tours, what the FTP (Future Tours Programme) looks like, what our focus is going to be over the next period of time," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC. Post-Covid, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected,” “We know that the elections are coming up and there’s a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it’s time that someone who’s closer to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

dhakatribune Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

afp-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "the Chinese leadership wants to get at least respect from the global community and certainly some degree of affection," "But with their way of approaching the world in a friends-and-enemies way, it's hard to see how they go about doing that, particularly in countries where they're already struggling as far as public perception goes" External link

qt Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “did a great job of highlighting the silliness of excluding what is effectively a nation of 23 million people from important international bodies,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “did a great job of highlighting the silliness of excluding what is effectively a nation of 23 million people from important international bodies,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," "Open minds and how we look at these things is going to be key to how we keep our best players. How we keep them motivated and in our game" External link

thenational Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "They are very big in Vanuatu and their regional headquarters are in the country," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "They are very big in Vanuatu and their regional headquarters are in the country," External link

watoday Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It's really up to them players to back into the system and to make a decision on their career," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "It is not going to be Quinton. I can’t say who it is going to be, we are in a debate over it," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is a challenge we sit with at the moment," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "I have always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining all three formats is challenging," "You see a number of nations try to work out what is best and across all three formats probably doesn’t work. We felt that for Quinton, from a workload and mental point of view, to burden him with all three formats wouldn’t be beneficial for us" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “There’s been a huge amount of learning over the last few months. And I feel like I’m in a good place to look to implement some stuff. Maybe some debates and strategies going forward, especially now that we’re moving into a new financial year. We can look to improve some aspects, in particular the cricket side,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith stated : “No one is perfect and no one has all the skills. I think as an organisation if we keep assessing and looking at how we can grow and improve across the board, then I think we will have a better chance of being successful,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "It is not going to be Quinton. I can?t say who it is going to be, we are in a debate over it," External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is a challenge we sit with at the moment," External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "I have always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining all three formats is challenging," "You see a number of nations try to work out what is best and across all three formats probably doesn?t work. We felt that for Quinton, from a workload and mental point of view, to burden him with all three formats wouldn?t be beneficial for us" External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We've got to understand the personalities, look at the people and maybe take a risk on someone potentially and back them," "Coming from a person who a risk was taken on, it is something we would consider," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 17, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Jacques Faur ) : "My appointment brings a degree of permanency to my position which makes planning the road ahead a lot easier. As Dr Faul has said, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done, not just at the international level but throughout our pipeline development pathways as well. But I am determined to get South African cricket back to where it belongs as one of the world leaders at the international level," External link

irishsun Friday, April 17, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Mark Boucher ) : “At this stage the national camps that Mark Boucher announced are not going to happen. But we have sent communications to 47 players, as well as those in the national academy and the women’s Proteas, about the fitness expectations. We’ve had to review our strategies and we’ve given them winter programmes. It’s about how they maintain fitness and it is their own self-responsibility,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “As the captain, you have to bring them together, check their strengths and weaknesses while trying to get the best out of them,” “He maintained his own personal performance, which was important, and connected well with the players. Having been a young and inexperienced captain, it’s about opening your mind and growing through the different challenges the job brings” External link

india Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The first tours are Sri Lanka (men’s) and West Indies (women), so the six-week period gives us a good timeline to be able to make decisions from a financial, medical staff and a player wellness perspective, along with the requisite training,” “We need six weeks to get our players fully ready for a tour and we’re reviewing on a weekly basis. We’ve started communication with the players and fitness information has gone out to the winter preparation programme participants and it’ll be their responsibility to maintain levels through lockdowns,” External link

india Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We haven’t made any decisions around the Test captaincy. It hasn’t been a discussion point. We’ll be advertising the convener of selectors role. Once that advert is out‚ we’ll take things from there‚” “We’ll also be advertising the under-19 positions. We’re drawing up those positions, but that’s not stopping any of the current incumbents from applying,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “As the captain‚ you have to bring them together‚ check their strengths and weaknesses while trying to get the best out of them‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : “I’ve been happy with how Quinton coped through the summer. There are areas where he’ll want to and need to improve,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The first tours are Sri Lanka [men’s] and West Indies [women]‚ so the six-week period gives us a good timeline to be able to make decisions from a financial‚ medical staff and a player wellness perspective‚ along with the requisite training‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We haven't made any decisions around the Test captaincy yet," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We haven't made any decisions around the Test captaincy yet," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It was always going to be the case that positions would be advertised in April when contracts came to an end," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We have to review the situation every week. But we estimate we would need around six weeks (to train) before any tour,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We all know the importance of staying at home and practicing good hygiene, which includes us using our hands less," External link

news24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : “We have once again taken the opportunity to reward some of the hard workers of our domestic franchise system while some of our key senior players continue with their much-needed rest period and we have again, put our faith in Quinton (de Kock) to lead this group of exciting cricketers, picking up where he left off in India where he showed exemplary leadership,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith remarked : “I think tactically, on the field, his instinctive play and the way that he thinks about the game, handles bowlers, you know, inside the changeroom – in his safe space – I think is something that he’ll do really well. But how we grow him as a leader, I think, is an aspect that we all need to work on,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 31, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith commented : “I think too much has been put on his shoulders as well. He’s on every ad, he’s playing every game, he’s carrying the can; if he doesn’t perform well, we’re in trouble. It’s a good thing he’s being rested now in this series and we need to see some other people step up as well and start, you know, filling that void and taking some pressure off him,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 31, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think it is great that AB has expressed his desire to be back in the system. Those chats aren't formal but we are looking at options around the T20 World Cup" External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added ( about Faf Du Plessis ) : “It has been our intention to put a succession plan in place for 2023. We see him playing a role, but from a leadership perspective, we see an opportunity to move forward in the one-day arena. And Faf is honest he won’t be around in 2023. Leadership has been an issue in South African cricket, and we felt we should give Quinnie (Quinton de Kock) an opportunity,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "Under my captaincy, Vern was the last cog in the wheel. He was an incredible guy that came in our bowling attack," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Vernon Philander ) : "The conversation is now, how we do we keep him (Philander) in the system, because his knowledge of bowling and skill is something we cannot afford to lose," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “For far too long, he has had too much to deal with and too many things to talk about, and I really wanted that not to happen in this series,” External link

cityam Friday, January 24, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It can't happen anymore. He is disappointed," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "He is a poster boy and we need to develop more poster boys. Too much has been put on his shoulders as well. He is on every ad, playing every game, he is carrying the can. If he doesn't perform well, we are in trouble," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think if you start looking at the facts of things around the national side… effectively someone like me replaced Corrie (van Zyl). We had Claude Henderson, we had Dale Benkenstein, we had an international coach, you know. So, if you actually start looking at the numbers, whites actually replaced whites,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Cricket South Africa has spent hundreds of millions in the last two years on development. (We have to) get behind the scenes and see how much money has been spent on growing and developing the game. And when I say hundreds of millions, I mean it. And it hasn’t generated the number of quality players that we want, across the board,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It definitely is the plan (to stay on long-term) and that’s the goal, you know. Obviously, I still understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around CSA and certain aspects of where the business is moving, but it is my goal and I’m working daily on, putting things in place that we can run with and I can run with going forward,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It's been a plan of ours to put a succession plan in place for 2023. We spoke to Faf and we see him playing a role as a player, but from a leadership perspective we felt it was an opportunity to move forward in the ODI arena and build," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think it's a good thing he is being rested in this series, we need to see some other people step up and start filling that void and taking some pressure off him. Maybe that will help as well," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

geo-tv Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

geo-tv Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

afp-english Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Today's five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Today's five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith concluded : “Today’s five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them,” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "One of the many things that have stood out for me with Vern is his character, his determination and the way that he has always been up for a fight and a challenge has shown the heart of the man," "I hope he can finish his final series for South Africa with the same character and flair that has become synonymous with him" External link

afp-english Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith commente : "Les marchés actions sont objectifs, ils ne peuvent pas s'empêcher de réagir. Donc, en Chine, il est possible d'avoir la conséquence sans la cause, et on peut se demander si cela n'est pas encore plus déstabilisant" External link

challenges Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith commente : "Les marchés actions sont objectifs, ils ne peuvent pas s'empêcher de réagir. Donc, en Chine, il est possible d'avoir la conséquence sans la cause, et on peut se demander si cela n'est pas encore plus déstabilisant" External link

LesEchos Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith souligne : "C'est une révolution massive mais aussi un énorme défi pour le département de la propagande, rester dans l'air du temps alors que tout ce qui concerne la propagande est dans le cyberespace" External link

challenges Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith afirma : "Os talibãs descobriram que a verdade tem mais impacto do que a ficção" External link

clicrbs Friday, February 15, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith diz : "A indústria vai precisar de um exército de pessoas para desenvolver esses sistemas autônomos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith acrescenta : "O setor de direção autônoma será tão grande quanto a atual indústria de veículos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith diz : "A indústria vai precisar de um exército de pessoas para desenvolver esses sistemas autônomos" External link

uol Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith acrescenta : "O setor de direção autônoma será tão grande quanto a atual indústria de veículos" External link

uol Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith disse : "Nossa ambição vai além dos carros. É que qualquer coisa com rodas possa ser automatizada" External link

g1-globo Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:05:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
captain74.53%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
directeur général0.09%FR11/19/201719/11/2017
director0.28%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
managing director0.28%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
editor of the herald0.37%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
successor0.09%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
chief executive0.94%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
executive0.66%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
judge0.56%EN07/03/201703/07/2017
teacher0.66%EN06/25/201725/06/2017
head teacher0.66%EN06/25/201725/06/2017
editor0.19%EN05/03/201703/05/2017
general manager0.84%EN04/30/201730/04/2017
teammate0.09%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
former teammate0.09%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
ceo0.37%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
predecessor0.19%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
head0.66%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
general secretary0.09%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
chairman0.09%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
cricketer0.66%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
analyst0.28%SA09/09/201409/09/2014
senior analyst2.43%EN09/02/201402/09/2014
senior analyst0.28%SA08/30/201430/08/2014
analyst1.03%EN04/05/201405/04/2014
expert0.75%FR04/04/201404/04/2014
home captain0.28%EN02/22/201422/02/2014
south african captain11.89%EN10/27/201327/10/2013
former captain0.66%EN07/21/201321/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Graeme SmithEN50.04%
Graeme SmithFR16.62%
Graeme SmithAF16.49%
Graeme SmithEU16.40%
Graeme SmithâEN0.22%
Graeme SmithPT0.18%
Graeme SmithSA0.04%


 
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Linda Zondi said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “I did apply‚ but wasn’t shortlisted based on the interview I had last year. Graeme Smith [director of cricket] told me he wasn’t involved in the HR processes‚ but his answers seemed to point out otherwise‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 18, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Jonty Rhodes told ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ‘Protea Fire’,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Jonty Rhodes told ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ‘Protea Fire’,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Ngconde Balfour said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “It’s a messy situation that Cricket SA finds itself in. It’s a very big mess. They need to seek advice and help from the elders‚ those who were able to negotiate tough times before. Graeme Smith recently called me and sought advice for this current situation. I’m not going to go into detail with what he said‚” “I also have to respect the office of the sports minister. We may not be peers and I served my term in full” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani told ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme didn’t run away from the meeting," External link

news24 Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Karl Stefanovic said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme is sitting in there, he has lost a friend, this virus is in his aged care facility," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Wasim Khan said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Look at Graeme Smith, he was 23 when he was made captain and look at his record. I think before you give someone the captaincy, you have to understand what kind of individual they are. Can they handle the pressure? Is it going to affect their game?” External link

pakobserver Friday, June 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” “At the moment we don’t want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love” External link

gulf-times Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again," "At the moment we don't want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love" External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 22, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” “At the moment we don’t want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again," "At the moment we don't want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love" External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Dale Steyn told ( about Graeme Smith ) : "I was actually quite spoilt when I played for South Africa, I had a good captain in Graeme (Smith)," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Stuart Broad said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith, I found an absolute nightmare,” External link

india Friday, April 24, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Van Niekerk said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme and I had our chats in Australia and when we got home. He just tried to get a feel of where we are at, where we want to go," "He is a legend in the game and the vision he has for Cricket South Africa and what he wants to achieve with the teams is quite exciting" External link

news24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” “Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” “Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” External link

tribune Friday, April 17, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position," "Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Brian McMillan said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "I'm not quite sure what Smith has done behind the scenes since he was officially appointed as director of cricket in December but I'm sure he has added huge value in terms of winning, performance and growing South African cricket as a brand. Smith was a very successful captain for South Africa for quite a few years and there are certain elements in business, administration and sport that coincide," External link

irishsun Friday, April 3, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We had to make an immediate call, but we have a bit more time to decide in terms of how we redistribute prize-money and how we award winners. The immediate call was necessary because we were in the playoff phase but we give all the difficult passes to Graeme Smith nowadays‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

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Graeme Smith said : “The role for the national convenor of selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The role for the National Convenor of Selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long. We needed to be certain that we have left the role in the safest hands possible and Victor's credentials speak for themselves," "He has made it his business to know the ins and outs of cricket after his playing days, from Mini-Cricket, all the way to the senior Proteas men's and women's teams. His experience as a coach in our various development programmes means that he has the kind of knowledge and context that was crucial in our chosen candidate," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The role for the national convenor of selectors is an incredibly important one, which is why the process of appointing the eventual candidate has taken so long," External link

irishsun Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The data also highlights stark regional variations in the reopening of the sector, and in particular the ongoing struggle for footfall in central London. " External link

tamworthherald Monday, September 14, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I wish I could [hire Kiwis], I desperately want to, you can’t get them,” “I brought three Kiwi boys down to the resort, remote in the Sounds, to look at taking on the role and each of them made the comment that they are better off on the subsidy, and they didn’t take the offered job,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “He can’t leave the country, he can’t work ... we are physically paying for him because he has got no money, but he’s got the skills we need,” “They’ve got everything they need, they are just delaying the decision for reasons unknown to anybody” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The goal is to make sure SA cricket is strong. We’ve got a really powerful group of cricketers coming through that can only strengthen the national side and can challenge players in the national team. I feel Malibongwe and the other high-performance coaches can provide that and also develop the game‚” External link

businessday Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I feel that Malibongwe and the other High-Performance coaches can provide that and also develop the game,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

birminghammail Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

themirror Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed. " External link

tamworthherald Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "Quinton will be our white-ball captain but from a workload and mental capacity aspect we want to keep him fresh" External link

irishsun Friday, August 28, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration" External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always, the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top-quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration," External link

irishsun Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Lungi, in my mind, said nothing wrong. He expressed an opinion - he didn't make a statement - and expressed the fact that the team was going to get together and have a conversation and in no right did he deserve to be attacked. What happened to him and the way the guys came at him is entirely wrong," External link

news18 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Within the space, we've handled it extremely maturely. We got together, we listened, the conversation was open, people shared and we decided to support each other in this movement," "That's what taking a knee meant to us. The fact that we are all together. I haven't seen the team having such an honest conversation in a few years, which is great" External link

news18 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

thecourier Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is frustrating that another opportunity for our Momentum Proteas to play against top quality opposition has again had to be cancelled but as always the safety of our players and support staff is the prime consideration” External link

newsandstar Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It's been a really challenging experience," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "For us, it's really about the conversation that happened, coming together as an organisation," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, August 16, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith explained ( about Gary Kirsten ) : "In case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors," "Thami was in the squad as reserve keeper to AB de Villiers and this was communicated to him on both the England and Australian tours by Gary Kirsten, which has been previously acknowledged by Thami" External link

the-star Friday, August 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Unfortunately, Thami was a wicketkeeper, which meant he was only ever fighting for one position," "I can understand how frustrating that must have been, and there have been several other excellent wicketkeepers that South African cricket never saw on an international stage, because ’keepers tend to stay in a team for long periods of time" External link

the-star Friday, August 14, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

geo-tv Friday, August 14, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "In case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Unfortunately, Thami was a wicketkeeper, which meant he was only ever fighting for one position," "I can understand how frustrating that must have been, and there have been several other excellent wicketkeepers that South African cricket never saw on an international stage, because keepers tend to stay in a team for long periods of time" External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I also never had any say on the financial structure," "I did not determine contracts, and I also did not decide match fees. I was a player" External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I should emphasise that I was never in charge of selections. I had an opinion as a captain, but the casting vote was with the coach and the selectors,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “In the case of the 2012 tour to England, which Thami has alluded to, there was a whole panel of selectors. Thami was in the squad as reserve keeper to AB de Villiers and this was communicated to him on both the England and Australian tours by Gary Kirsten, which has been previously acknowledged by Thami,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It is easier to shift bowlers and batters around to suit the needs of a team, but some positions are specialist,” “Unfortunately, Thami was a wicket-keeper, which meant he was always only fighting for one position” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Thami Tsolekile was my captain at South Africa schools junior level. I have never had an issue with him as a person and he has never borne out the frustrations of his international career on a personal level,” “In fact, my personal relationship challenges with several other players, of all races, have been well documented in the past. It was impossible for me to win everyone’s approval at the same time but that is the nature of professional sport,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The allegations and insinuations that have been made are extremely hurtful and I deny them in the strongest possible sense,” “Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock can attest to this, and there were very emotional discussions because they are both legends of our cricket history. Shaun was ushered out of the Test team in a similar manner to Makhaya Ntini, when he felt he could have still done a job. Almost every player I have come across feels that they could have contributed more,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I look at many respected captains around the world and there are plenty of players who felt they were not given a fair chance," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I should emphasise that I was never in charge of selections,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Everywhere I go, that’s all I’m asked about, whether it’s players, the media, or just people in the street – they all want to know where these reports are. That uncertainty is not good,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "That brings it close to home, yeah it's a sad loss, I feel for all the residents and staff that have got the virus in here and from the staff," External link

9news Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Paul Harris’s appointment was around Keshav Maharaj and he was there for the Test series at Keshav’s request. Jacques Kallis hasn’t been on Cricket SA’s payroll for a while now and he came in as an interim consultant,” External link

businessday Monday, August 3, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It's a difficult one to answer and I think my opinion on that is what I stated in December. I felt that the team needed a strong leader," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I can understand where people are coming from, but I think this narrative of a clique taking over is really unfair," External link

news24 Monday, August 3, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I fully support the Social Justice programme. I think the initial thing is to listen internally within the current Proteas set-up and, in the build-up to the Solidarity Cup, that’s exactly what happened,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I was very taken aback by Mackie’s stuff," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Maybe sometimes it’s an awareness thing," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “It looks like our players are going to be needed from the beginning of September, government permitting, and travel permitting. Sri Lanka also (postponed),” External link

india Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I expect that once things get up and running, our team, on the men’s side, I would say from November onwards, if all goes well, it will be a really busy period for South African cricket, probably playing in times that we haven’t played before and trying to cram in a lot of the missed tours,” External link

india Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “It looks like our players are going to be needed from the beginning of September, government permitting, and travel permitting. Sri Lanka also (postponed),” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : “I expect that once things get up and running, our team, on the men’s side, I would say from November onwards, if all goes well, it will be a really busy period for South African cricket, probably playing in times that we haven’t played before and trying to cram in a lot of the missed tours,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "The West Indies tour has been postponed indefinitely," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We were very encouraged by the success of the health protocols in the lead-up to the 3TC Solidarity Cup and on the actual match day as well. Safety remains our priority at all times for players, support staff and all other people involved," External link

irishsun Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "A very important message is being put out today," External link

the-star Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith : "Rightly so. There's no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he's handled himself extremely well" External link

the-star Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "A very important message is being put out today," External link

iol Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith : "Rightly so. There's no need for Ngidi to be attacked at all. I think he's handled himself extremely well" External link

iol Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Our focus on the short term is going to be on white-ball cricket because there is a lot of it coming up in our calendar,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “A very important message is being put out today,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "As director of cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : "As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : “As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith wrote : “As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "As director of cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The biggest difference between Dada’s captaincy and MS’s captaincy is MS, the player for me. I think in that middle order, the ability to close games, win games, finish games in that calm that he brought to the people around him. I think for me, that is probably the biggest difference between the two heroes, is MS Dhoni," "If Dada had an MS type player, his team was slightly more developed, I think you would have seen him win plenty more trophies" External link

dnaindia Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The biggest difference between Dada’s captaincy and MS’s captaincy is MS, the player for me. I think in that middle order, the ability to close games, win games, finish games in that calm that he brought to the people around him. I think for me, that is probably the biggest difference between the two heroes, is MS Dhoni,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “From my perspective, it’s always difficult to move away from an opening batsman and a captain as challenging. I agree that when it comes to Test cricket, having played against MS, you would always felt that you had an opportunity to work him over, specially away and out of India, but I think when it comes to Test cricket, I’ll have to sit with Dada, but one-day cricket, certainly MS is my man,” External link

india Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "From my perspective, it's always difficult to move away from an opening batsman and a captain as challenging. I agree that when it comes to Test cricket, having played against MS, you would always felt that you had an opportunity to work him over, specially away and out of India, but I think when it comes to Test cricket, I'll have to sit with Dada, but one-day cricket, certainly MS is my man," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn't get on with MS. He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected," "And again, like Sanga(kkara), was to spend a fair amount of time with Dada -- in administration, we are having a number of conversations over the telephone. He's always calm, approachable, always interested in a good conversation, so a lot of respect for both men" External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 13, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “You knew if you poked Dada, you were going to get something back always,” External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think all of us remember that celebration, it was a beautiful sight seeing Dada. More than anything besides the humour of it all, it was the passion that he showed in celebration,” “It showed how much India winning meant to him and to overcome the challenge of winning the NatWest Trophy in England, to win away from home, driving Indian cricket forward. I think that shot epitomises everything we have discussed today. But I do have a chuckle every time I see it now. Also, Dada was running short on the hair side on those days, so it is a very humorous shot. But from a passion perspective, that speaks volumes about Dada” External link

news18 Monday, July 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Appreciating Dhoni’s easy-going nature, Smith said the India’s two-time World Cup winning captain always made others feel comfortable around him and spoke about his cordial relation with Ganguly. I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn’t get on with MS. He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected,” “And again, like Sanga, was to spend a fair amount of time with Dada in administration, we are having a number of conversations over the telephone. He’s always calm, approachable, always interested in a good conversation, so a lot of respect for both men,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 13, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith recalled : “No, he didn’t. We had one or two moments when we were at each other a little bit. I was quite feisty in my youth as a captain and certainly, we know that Dada never backed away. You knew if you poked Dada, you were going to get something back always,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I seriously doubt that you probably find anyone in world cricket that didn’t get on with MS,” “He went about his business. He was calm, he was collected,” External link

india Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Hilton and Dané van Niekerk have formed an impressive leadership team for the Proteas and Hilton’s reappointment also means there will be consistency on the road ahead,” “The Proteas are now well-positioned to bid for that World Cup” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The success of this deal has further paved way for a us$250 million deal to supply equipment in the construction and transport sector,” External link

zbc Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Everything has been handled. It's been cleared. The medical team are driving everything, and everything has been okayed," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “Everything has been handled. It’s been cleared. The medical team is driving everything, and everything has been okayed,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We've done extensive work and presented our plans, from hotels, to grounds, to zoning. Everything has been handled. We've been cleared to host the event," External link

news24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It’s been quite some time since the South African public and fans of cricket worldwide have been able to consume the game we all love,” “I know that the players are itching to get back into action as well, which is why we, as CSA, are so excited about the Solidarity Cup. It’s a thrilling new format and a match that is working towards a greater good. We are proud to partner with 3TeamCricket on this project,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Putting those three teams together has been an interesting process and there’s a lot of exciting talent. But we’d be amiss if we expect our players to be 100%. They’ve handled the build-up, they handled the lockdown well, they’ve done elements of training. But they haven’t been able to get the extensive cricket or outdoor training that we normally expect of them going into big contests,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We envisage this format helping our pipeline and we will introduce it to schools and clubs,” “As temporary custodians of the game we are tasked with taking the game to the people, which is difficult in a country with such inequality, but this is another vehicle to do that, which is wonderful. We think it will have a big impact, maybe even internationally” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I know the players are itching to get back into action, which is why we are so excited about the Solidarity Cup,” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The president of the ICC now becomes a very key position in terms of how the game can progress and progress at the right level. It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected. That is going to be an interesting time for international and it is going to be a great appointment,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Daniel Andrews ) : "Thus far, I think it's been a bit of a disappointment for the Andrews Government, in the sense that the big investment in infrastructure projects haven't materialised," External link

qt Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith replied : "Any project. Any role he wants" External link

southernminn Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith replied : ''Any project. Any role he wants.'' External link

contactmusic Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I feel Sourav is best positioned for that. I know him well, I played against him a number of times and worked with him. He's got the credibility and the leadership to take the game forward, especially at an ICC level" External link

irishsun Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Post Covid-19 and with the things that are going to come our way, we need to have strong leadership and I feel Sourav Ganguly is best positioned for that at the moment. I know him well. I feel that he has got the credibility and the leadership skills and is someone who can really take the game forward,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC,” “Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President’s role of the ICC” “I think that will be good for the game; I think it will be good for the modern game as well. He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be key to us going forward,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We'll have to assess players on form, as was always going to be the case. When that event comes around, we will look at what the best squad is that we could possibly send to give us an opportunity to win the trophy," "I think the key at the moment, across the board from players to coaches and operational staff, is to try and make sure that we're ready for when the opportunity arises to play cricket again and then we'll have to assess players quickly," External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President's role of the ICC" "I think that will be good for the game; I think it will be good for the modern game as well. He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be key to us going forward," External link

business-standard Friday, May 22, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

irishsun Friday, May 22, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From a political perspective, it's important they hold it despite the costs and risks involved because of coronavirus," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe getting into the President's role of the ICC," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions," "Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level" External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, May 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We are working with the West Indies board to try and find a window, post their tour of England, which would shift our dates,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-Covid, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

namibian Friday, May 22, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," External link

geo-tv Friday, May 22, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “He understands it; he has played it at the highest level; he is respected; and his leadership will be the key to us going forward,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President’s role of the ICC,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President’s role of the ICC,” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions,” “Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : ”s new constitution. “So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment,” External link

india Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith stated ( about Jacques Faur ) : “We’re obviously keen to play as quickly as possible, as Jacques has said. We believe we’re a socially distanced sport. We’ve done a number of sessions behind the scenes with both Saca and our medical staff to really be as prepared as possible,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "I have dealt with Sourav in the past and it will be good for the game," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Having dealt with Sourav for a long time‚ the presidency of the ICC becomes a key position in terms of how the game can progress at the right level. From our perspective‚ it would be great if a cricket man such as Sourav could get the president role‚” “It could be good for the modern game because he understands it and played at the highest level. He’s respected, and his leadership will be key” External link

businessday Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

news18 Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "From our perspective, it would be great to see a cricket man like Sourav Ganguly may be getting into the President's role of the ICC," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think leadership in our sport going forward is going to be key and I think having someone at a level that understands the modern game and the challenges we are going to face going forward emphasises more the people that get put into key positions," "Having dealt with Sourav for a long time, I think that the President of the ICC now becomes a very key position going forward in terms of how the game can progress at the right level" External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "So I think that is going to be an interesting time going forward in international cricket and I think that will be a great appointment," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We know that the elections are coming up and there are a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it's time that someone close to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We are working with the West Indies board to try and find a window, post their tour of England, which would shift our dates,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Now it is even more important to have someone in a role who can provide leadership who understands and can navigate the challenges in the game today," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "From our perspective, it would be great to see cricket man like Sourav Ganguly maybe get into the president role of the ICC. I think that will be good for the game; he understands it, he's played it," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "If it does get postponed, we're looking at February or March next year," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : "We are consistently looking at strategies for tours, what the FTP (Future Tours Programme) looks like, what our focus is going to be over the next period of time," External link

irishsun Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : “It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC. Post-Covid, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It would be great to see a cricket man like Ganguly to get into the role of the ICC president. That will be good for the game. He understands the game, he has played at the highest level and he is respected,” “We know that the elections are coming up and there’s a few names in the hat, but my own opinion is that it’s time that someone who’s closer to the modern game with the leadership credentials got into a key position” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

dhakatribune Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We have been talking to them and the commitment is there to get the three T20s done,” External link

firstpost Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about William Hussey ) : "It is very important to have the right person as head of the ICC," "Post-COVID, cricket will need strong leadership and it is time for someone close to the modern game with leadership credentials to get into the position" External link

afp-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "the Chinese leadership wants to get at least respect from the global community and certainly some degree of affection," "But with their way of approaching the world in a friends-and-enemies way, it's hard to see how they go about doing that, particularly in countries where they're already struggling as far as public perception goes" External link

qt Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “did a great job of highlighting the silliness of excluding what is effectively a nation of 23 million people from important international bodies,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “did a great job of highlighting the silliness of excluding what is effectively a nation of 23 million people from important international bodies,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," External link

business-standard Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

india Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system," External link

news18 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added : "We don't ever want to exclude players from being part of our system and we understand that the landscape of the world game is very different now to what it was," "Open minds and how we look at these things is going to be key to how we keep our best players. How we keep them motivated and in our game" External link

thenational Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : “With Kolpak coming to an end, I guess the willingness is always to have our best players in the system,” External link

firstpost Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "They are very big in Vanuatu and their regional headquarters are in the country," External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "They are very big in Vanuatu and their regional headquarters are in the country," External link

watoday Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It's really up to them players to back into the system and to make a decision on their career," External link

irishsun Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "It is not going to be Quinton. I can’t say who it is going to be, we are in a debate over it," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is a challenge we sit with at the moment," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "I have always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining all three formats is challenging," "You see a number of nations try to work out what is best and across all three formats probably doesn’t work. We felt that for Quinton, from a workload and mental point of view, to burden him with all three formats wouldn’t be beneficial for us" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, April 17, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “There’s been a huge amount of learning over the last few months. And I feel like I’m in a good place to look to implement some stuff. Maybe some debates and strategies going forward, especially now that we’re moving into a new financial year. We can look to improve some aspects, in particular the cricket side,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith stated : “No one is perfect and no one has all the skills. I think as an organisation if we keep assessing and looking at how we can grow and improve across the board, then I think we will have a better chance of being successful,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "It is not going to be Quinton. I can?t say who it is going to be, we are in a debate over it," External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It is a challenge we sit with at the moment," External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : "I have always believed, having been in the job myself, that captaining all three formats is challenging," "You see a number of nations try to work out what is best and across all three formats probably doesn?t work. We felt that for Quinton, from a workload and mental point of view, to burden him with all three formats wouldn?t be beneficial for us" External link

4-traders Friday, April 17, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We've got to understand the personalities, look at the people and maybe take a risk on someone potentially and back them," "Coming from a person who a risk was taken on, it is something we would consider," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, April 17, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Jacques Faur ) : "My appointment brings a degree of permanency to my position which makes planning the road ahead a lot easier. As Dr Faul has said, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done, not just at the international level but throughout our pipeline development pathways as well. But I am determined to get South African cricket back to where it belongs as one of the world leaders at the international level," External link

irishsun Friday, April 17, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Mark Boucher ) : “At this stage the national camps that Mark Boucher announced are not going to happen. But we have sent communications to 47 players, as well as those in the national academy and the women’s Proteas, about the fitness expectations. We’ve had to review our strategies and we’ve given them winter programmes. It’s about how they maintain fitness and it is their own self-responsibility,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “As the captain, you have to bring them together, check their strengths and weaknesses while trying to get the best out of them,” “He maintained his own personal performance, which was important, and connected well with the players. Having been a young and inexperienced captain, it’s about opening your mind and growing through the different challenges the job brings” External link

india Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The first tours are Sri Lanka (men’s) and West Indies (women), so the six-week period gives us a good timeline to be able to make decisions from a financial, medical staff and a player wellness perspective, along with the requisite training,” “We need six weeks to get our players fully ready for a tour and we’re reviewing on a weekly basis. We’ve started communication with the players and fitness information has gone out to the winter preparation programme participants and it’ll be their responsibility to maintain levels through lockdowns,” External link

india Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “We haven’t made any decisions around the Test captaincy. It hasn’t been a discussion point. We’ll be advertising the convener of selectors role. Once that advert is out‚ we’ll take things from there‚” “We’ll also be advertising the under-19 positions. We’re drawing up those positions, but that’s not stopping any of the current incumbents from applying,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “As the captain‚ you have to bring them together‚ check their strengths and weaknesses while trying to get the best out of them‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : “I’ve been happy with how Quinton coped through the summer. There are areas where he’ll want to and need to improve,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “The first tours are Sri Lanka [men’s] and West Indies [women]‚ so the six-week period gives us a good timeline to be able to make decisions from a financial‚ medical staff and a player wellness perspective‚ along with the requisite training‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We haven't made any decisions around the Test captaincy yet," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "We haven't made any decisions around the Test captaincy yet," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It was always going to be the case that positions would be advertised in April when contracts came to an end," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “We have to review the situation every week. But we estimate we would need around six weeks (to train) before any tour,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "We all know the importance of staying at home and practicing good hygiene, which includes us using our hands less," External link

news24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Quinton de Kock ) : “We have once again taken the opportunity to reward some of the hard workers of our domestic franchise system while some of our key senior players continue with their much-needed rest period and we have again, put our faith in Quinton (de Kock) to lead this group of exciting cricketers, picking up where he left off in India where he showed exemplary leadership,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith remarked : “I think tactically, on the field, his instinctive play and the way that he thinks about the game, handles bowlers, you know, inside the changeroom – in his safe space – I think is something that he’ll do really well. But how we grow him as a leader, I think, is an aspect that we all need to work on,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 31, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith commented : “I think too much has been put on his shoulders as well. He’s on every ad, he’s playing every game, he’s carrying the can; if he doesn’t perform well, we’re in trouble. It’s a good thing he’s being rested now in this series and we need to see some other people step up as well and start, you know, filling that void and taking some pressure off him,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, January 31, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think it is great that AB has expressed his desire to be back in the system. Those chats aren't formal but we are looking at options around the T20 World Cup" External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith added ( about Faf Du Plessis ) : “It has been our intention to put a succession plan in place for 2023. We see him playing a role, but from a leadership perspective, we see an opportunity to move forward in the one-day arena. And Faf is honest he won’t be around in 2023. Leadership has been an issue in South African cricket, and we felt we should give Quinnie (Quinton de Kock) an opportunity,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 24, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "Under my captaincy, Vern was the last cog in the wheel. He was an incredible guy that came in our bowling attack," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said ( about Vernon Philander ) : "The conversation is now, how we do we keep him (Philander) in the system, because his knowledge of bowling and skill is something we cannot afford to lose," External link

irishsun Friday, January 24, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “For far too long, he has had too much to deal with and too many things to talk about, and I really wanted that not to happen in this series,” External link

cityam Friday, January 24, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "It can't happen anymore. He is disappointed," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "He is a poster boy and we need to develop more poster boys. Too much has been put on his shoulders as well. He is on every ad, playing every game, he is carrying the can. If he doesn't perform well, we are in trouble," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “I think if you start looking at the facts of things around the national side… effectively someone like me replaced Corrie (van Zyl). We had Claude Henderson, we had Dale Benkenstein, we had an international coach, you know. So, if you actually start looking at the numbers, whites actually replaced whites,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “Cricket South Africa has spent hundreds of millions in the last two years on development. (We have to) get behind the scenes and see how much money has been spent on growing and developing the game. And when I say hundreds of millions, I mean it. And it hasn’t generated the number of quality players that we want, across the board,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : “It definitely is the plan (to stay on long-term) and that’s the goal, you know. Obviously, I still understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around CSA and certain aspects of where the business is moving, but it is my goal and I’m working daily on, putting things in place that we can run with and I can run with going forward,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith told : "It's been a plan of ours to put a succession plan in place for 2023. We spoke to Faf and we see him playing a role as a player, but from a leadership perspective we felt it was an opportunity to move forward in the ODI arena and build," External link

news24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "I think it's a good thing he is being rested in this series, we need to see some other people step up and start filling that void and taking some pressure off him. Maybe that will help as well," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

geo-tv Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

geo-tv Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

afp-english Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "The Taliban have been sending an even bigger message with their actions in recent months. Two months have passed with no major Taliban attacks in any urban zone. That pause in attacks on cities is unprecedented over the last dozen years," External link

afp-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Today's five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "Today's five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 1, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith concluded : “Today’s five-wicket victory over India in the final match of their Youth ODI Series in East London can be seen as a positive and we will be doing everything we can to support them,” External link

citizen Monday, December 30, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith said : "One of the many things that have stood out for me with Vern is his character, his determination and the way that he has always been up for a fight and a challenge has shown the heart of the man," "I hope he can finish his final series for South Africa with the same character and flair that has become synonymous with him" External link

afp-english Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Graeme Smith commente : "Les marchés actions sont objectifs, ils ne peuvent pas s'empêcher de réagir. Donc, en Chine, il est possible d'avoir la conséquence sans la cause, et on peut se demander si cela n'est pas encore plus déstabilisant" External link

challenges Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith commente : "Les marchés actions sont objectifs, ils ne peuvent pas s'empêcher de réagir. Donc, en Chine, il est possible d'avoir la conséquence sans la cause, et on peut se demander si cela n'est pas encore plus déstabilisant" External link

LesEchos Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith souligne : "C'est une révolution massive mais aussi un énorme défi pour le département de la propagande, rester dans l'air du temps alors que tout ce qui concerne la propagande est dans le cyberespace" External link

challenges Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith afirma : "Os talibãs descobriram que a verdade tem mais impacto do que a ficção" External link

clicrbs Friday, February 15, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith diz : "A indústria vai precisar de um exército de pessoas para desenvolver esses sistemas autônomos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith acrescenta : "O setor de direção autônoma será tão grande quanto a atual indústria de veículos" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:22:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith diz : "A indústria vai precisar de um exército de pessoas para desenvolver esses sistemas autônomos" External link

uol Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith acrescenta : "O setor de direção autônoma será tão grande quanto a atual indústria de veículos" External link

uol Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT

Graeme Smith disse : "Nossa ambição vai além dos carros. É que qualquer coisa com rodas possa ser automatizada" External link

g1-globo Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:05:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
captain74.53%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
directeur général0.09%FR11/19/201719/11/2017
director0.28%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
managing director0.28%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
editor of the herald0.37%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
successor0.09%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
chief executive0.94%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
executive0.66%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
judge0.56%EN07/03/201703/07/2017
teacher0.66%EN06/25/201725/06/2017
head teacher0.66%EN06/25/201725/06/2017
editor0.19%EN05/03/201703/05/2017
general manager0.84%EN04/30/201730/04/2017
teammate0.09%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
former teammate0.09%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
ceo0.37%EN10/11/201611/10/2016
predecessor0.19%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
head0.66%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
general secretary0.09%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
chairman0.09%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
cricketer0.66%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
analyst0.28%SA09/09/201409/09/2014
senior analyst2.43%EN09/02/201402/09/2014
senior analyst0.28%SA08/30/201430/08/2014
analyst1.03%EN04/05/201405/04/2014
expert0.75%FR04/04/201404/04/2014
home captain0.28%EN02/22/201422/02/2014
south african captain11.89%EN10/27/201327/10/2013
former captain0.66%EN07/21/201321/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Graeme SmithEN50.04%
Graeme SmithFR16.62%
Graeme SmithAF16.49%
Graeme SmithEU16.40%
Graeme SmithâEN0.22%
Graeme SmithPT0.18%
Graeme SmithSA0.04%


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Linda Zondi said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “I did apply‚ but wasn’t shortlisted based on the interview I had last year. Graeme Smith [director of cricket] told me he wasn’t involved in the HR processes‚ but his answers seemed to point out otherwise‚” External link

businessday Friday, September 18, 2020 9:02:00 AM EAT

Jonty Rhodes told ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ‘Protea Fire’,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Jonty Rhodes told ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ‘Protea Fire’,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Ngconde Balfour said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “It’s a messy situation that Cricket SA finds itself in. It’s a very big mess. They need to seek advice and help from the elders‚ those who were able to negotiate tough times before. Graeme Smith recently called me and sought advice for this current situation. I’m not going to go into detail with what he said‚” “I also have to respect the office of the sports minister. We may not be peers and I served my term in full” External link

businessday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani told ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme didn’t run away from the meeting," External link

news24 Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Karl Stefanovic said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme is sitting in there, he has lost a friend, this virus is in his aged care facility," External link

dailytelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Wasim Khan said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Look at Graeme Smith, he was 23 when he was made captain and look at his record. I think before you give someone the captaincy, you have to understand what kind of individual they are. Can they handle the pressure? Is it going to affect their game?” External link

pakobserver Friday, June 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” “At the moment we don’t want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love” External link

gulf-times Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again," "At the moment we don't want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love" External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 22, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” “At the moment we don’t want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We have the highest regard for the opinions of our Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 22, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Nenzani said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "We have the highest regard for the opinions of our director of cricket, Graeme Smith, who is a well-respected figure in world cricket and has already made an immense contribution in fulfilling his mandate to make our cricket teams world leaders again," "At the moment we don't want to anticipate any candidates who may be nominated for this important position to lead the game we all love" External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Dale Steyn told ( about Graeme Smith ) : "I was actually quite spoilt when I played for South Africa, I had a good captain in Graeme (Smith)," External link

irishsun Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Stuart Broad said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme Smith, I found an absolute nightmare,” External link

india Friday, April 24, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Van Niekerk said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme and I had our chats in Australia and when we got home. He just tried to get a feel of where we are at, where we want to go," "He is a legend in the game and the vision he has for Cricket South Africa and what he wants to achieve with the teams is quite exciting" External link

news24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” “Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” “Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position,” External link

tribune Friday, April 17, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position," "Although there is certainly a great deal of work to be done, as reflected by the performances of our various national teams, he has certainly put our cricket on an upward trajectory that provides light at the end of the tunnel" External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 17, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Brian McMillan said ( about Graeme Smith ) : "I'm not quite sure what Smith has done behind the scenes since he was officially appointed as director of cricket in December but I'm sure he has added huge value in terms of winning, performance and growing South African cricket as a brand. Smith was a very successful captain for South Africa for quite a few years and there are certain elements in business, administration and sport that coincide," External link

irishsun Friday, April 3, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Jacques Faur said ( about Graeme Smith ) : “We had to make an immediate call, but we have a bit more time to decide in terms of how we redistribute prize-money and how we award winners. The immediate call was necessary because we were in the playoff phase but we give all the difficult passes to Graeme Smith nowadays‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT