Test Cricket Tours - South Africa to West Indies 2000-01
West Indies 2000-01Captain: Shaun
official test tour
Test-playing tour of West Indies by South Africa
(February - March 2001)
Indies Board would pay for only fifteen players but the South African
selectors pressed their Board to take a sixteenth player. Roger Telemachus would
join the squad after completion of his domestic commitments with Western Province - useful cover in the light
of Allan Donald’s recent injury record.
Five players and the physiotherapist were fined R10 000 for
smoking marijuana in their hotel room celebrating winning the series after the
fourth Test match in Antigua. Justin Kemp, Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Adams,
Andre Nel, Roger Telemachus and Craig Smith read out an apology on arrivial
home at Johannesburg.
Ngam (stress fracture of the right femur); Jonty Rhodes no longer wished to play in Test cricket.
Tour Party Announced :17 February 2001.
Not selected : Dewald Pretorius,Charl Langeveldt,Deon Kruis.
Reserve :Claude Henderson.
Jonty Rhodes and Justin
Ontong were chosen to replace Daryll Cullinan and Paul Adams for the one-day
Time between selection and departure from South Africa
(17 February to 28 February)
Departed for the West Indies on Wednesday night 28
February and flew to London’s Gatwick Airport.
Arrived at Grantley Adams
International Airport, Barbados,
just before 4:30 pm on 2 March in transit for a flight to Guyana.
Roger Telemachus joined the tour party in Bridgetown.
Ken Jennings, the team's sports psychologist, arrived
on Wednesday 7 March and selector Graeme Pollock on Thursday.
The one-day players Jonty Rhodes and Justin Ontong arrived in Jamaica on 22
Time spent in West Indies
(2 March - May)
On-tour selection panel
Shaun Pollock (captain),Graham Ford (coach),Graeme Pollock (selector),Mark Boucher (vice-captain).
Nicky Boje flew home on Friday 13 Aprilto have immediate surgery on damage to his
left shoulder and to rest the patella tendinitis of his left knee.
Gulam Bodiwas selected to replace him
and was due to fly from England
on Sunday 15 April when he broke a finger playing in Lancashire League match.
The selectors might have picked
Shafiek Abrahams but simply decided Paul Adams would stay with the squad.