Test Cricket Tours - South Africa to India 2009-10
official Test tour
Test-playing tour of India
by South Africa
Micky Arthur resigned as coach just days before the Indian tour,
partly because he wanted to be in charge of appointing his support staff, and
Cricket South Africa sacked Mike Procter's
entire selection committee.Vinnie
Barnes was approached before Van Zyl to oversee to be interim coach on the
tour but turned down the offer, and resigned as assistant coach ; he took a
new post in Sri Lanka.
Jacques Kallis captained South Africa in the ODIs as
Graeme Smith broke a finger and had to return home.
The selection panel - Mike Procter (convenor), Mustapha
Khan, Craig Matthews, Winky Ximiya -was dismissed just before their selected tour party left for India.
An interim selection committee, replacing the one led
by Procter, comprised Gerald Majola (CSA
chief executive), Corrie van Zyl (coach)
and former captain Kepler Wessels.
Tour Party Announced :18 January 2010.
Not selected : Makhaya Ntini and Friedel de Wet.
Time between selection and departure from South Africa
(18 January to 30 January)
Departure from Johannesburg was on morning of Saturday 30
JanuaryThe team arrived in Mumbai at
00:25 in the morning after a 9-hour flight, spending a few hours at the
airport hotel before flying out to Nagpur just after 7 am.
Time spent in India
(31 January - 28 February)
On-tour selection panel
Gerald Majola (chief
executive and acting convener), Corrie van Zyl (coach),Graeme Smith (captain),Kepler Wessels (on-tour selector and batting coach)
Charl Langeveldt was added to the one-day squad on 7
February to give the bowling attack more experience.
When Graeme Smith withdrew with a broken finger,
Hashim Amla from the Test squad was asked to remain in India and Jacques
Kallis stood in as captain in the limited-overs series.