South Africa on Monday appointed Ashwell Prince as their Test vice-captain for the rest of the season and opted for Justin Kemp to do the job in the one-dayers for this month’s series in Pakistan.
The Proteas were left without a vice-captain after all-rounder Jaques Kallis resigned from the job following his axing from the squad for last month’s World Twenty20 in South Africa.
“He (Prince) has been appointed as the vice-captain for this tour and the rest of the season’s Test matches until March-April,” South Africa’s team spokesman Owen Smith told reporters. “Justin Kemp has been named vice-captain for the one-day series in Pakistan only.”
Kallis returned to the Test line-up with the opening Test of the current series against Pakistan by hitting an unbeaten century but has no plans to take up the vice-captaincy. The South Africans have opted for the 28-year-old Prince to take over as Graeme Smith’s deputy in Tests. Prince has played 29 Tests, scoring 1800 runs. He also has 1018 runs from 52 One-day Internationals.
Kemp, who celebrates his 30th birthday today, will take over as vice-captain in the one-dayers. The all-rounder from Queenstown has played 82 ODI, scoring 1461 runs and taking 32 wickets.
Source:Cricket NewsMore on:Ashwell Prince, Greame Smith, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, South Africa, South Africa in Pakistan 2007
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