On Saturday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that the men’s team will attend a four-day duration of culture camp from the 18th of August. The 32-member party would assemble in Skukuza till the 22nd of August. The topics covered by the South African team and management are set to range from the team’s identity, environment, and performance.
The COVID-19 pandemic put off the cricketing action for a few months and the South African team were also the one to suffer. The South African men’s team last played international cricket against Australia in an ODI series back in March. They were about to play a three-match ODI series in India, but it stood postponed due to the outbreak. Their rubbers against Sri Lanka and the West Indies were called off as well.
Team manager Khomotso Volvo Manubelele said in a statement it was critical of them to reconnect during the break while their future endeavours were being sorted. It was essential to discuss the issues surrounding the topics or elements that needed attention.
“It was very important for us during the break that the COVID-19 pandemic has created to get the guys to reconnect while our FTP (Future Tours Programme) was getting sorted out. We felt that it was important for the guys to come together to engage on some of the critical issues surrounding the team or elements that need attention,” Manubelele said in a statement.
“What we are going to be focussing on is matters around team identity” : Cricket South Africa
Khomotso went on to add that the matters under discussion would be that of a team environment, performance measures and models for the forthcoming season. They wish to craft an outline that resembles with the team’s plans and would be able to implement and understand easily.
“What we are going to be focussing on is matters around team identity, team environment, the performance measures and models that we want to put in place for the season to come. We want to leave with a blueprint that the players will be able to own and understand, something that will resonate with them,” he added.