Makhaya Ntini’s son Thando Ntini set to play for Titans in the upcoming season
He played for Cape Cobras last season.
Updated - Mar 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Thando Ntini, son of legendary South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini, has decided to swap his provincial team from Cape Town to Pretoria. Nitin made his debut for the Cape Cobras last season where he represented Western Province Cricket Association.
The fast bowler was the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the one-day competition. The Cobras, meanwhile, finished with a wooden spoon in the six-team competition, where Ntini claimed fourteen wickets across nine matches. The 19-year-old was also part of the Faf du Plessis-led Paarl Rocks franchise in the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL).
He, however, was forced to warm the bench throughout the season. Titans head coach Mandla Mashimbyi confirmed the developments and welcomed Thando Ntini to the set up. “We’re excited to see Thando play for the Sky Blues,” Mashimbyi was quoted as saying by sports.24.co.za.
CSA cancels all cricket tournaments for a period of sixty days
Meanwhile, in the wake of the rising proliferation of the Coronavirus COVID-19, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has postponed the competitions such as First-class cricket, List A cricket (Momentum Cup) and all semi-professional and provincial and all Junior and Amateur cricket for a period of sixty days.
“We at CSA take this pronouncement by the President and the cabinet very seriously and we will most certainly use our leverage to ensure that we minimize the impact of the virus in our spaces. Consequently and during this time of absolute caution and surveillance, we would like to call upon all our members and affiliates to desist from taking part in any cricket related gatherings and other transversal events that will include the congregation of large numbers of people and/or up-to 100 people,” Dr. Jacques Faul, acting Chief Executive for Cricket South Africa, said in a statement.
The announcement is in line with the rising threat of the pandemic coronavirus, that has proceeded to put the entire world to a standstill. Most of the sporting tournaments around the world including Premier League, La Liga, NBA have been postponed as the world prepares itself for an extended period of self-isolation.
South Africa tour of India was also cancelled last week after CSA requested the BCCI to call-off the rubber in the wake of the steadily escalating situation.