David Teeger has been replaced by Juan James as South Africa’s captain for the upcoming u19 world cup 2024, set to begin on Friday, January 19.
To put it briefly, Juan James will captain South Africa in the 2024 u19 world cup.
James has participated in five First Class, five List A, and five T20 games.
On January 19, South Africa will begin their campaign.
Juan James has been selected as South Africa’s captain for the u19 world cup, which is set to begin on Friday, January 19.
David Teeger was relieved of his captaincy by James after he expressed concerns about possible demonstrations in response to his remarks about the Israel-Hamas conflict.
In a previous statement, Cricket South Africa (CSA) discussed the dangers of keeping Teeger as their captain.
We’ve been informed that there may be protests about the Gaza War at the tournament locations,” the CSA was cited as saying on Friday.
We’ve also been told that they might center on SA Under-19 captain David Teeger’s position and that there’s a chance they could lead to confrontation or even violence, especially between opposing protestor groups, he said.
The primary responsibility of CSA is to protect the interests and safety of all World Cup participants. As such, CSA is required to heed the professional advice of those in charge of participant and spectator safety.
James led South Africa’s U-19 team against Bangladesh in July of last year, so he has experience leading that team.
South Africa’s World Cup campaign will kick off on January 19 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom when they take on West Indies U19.
James has participated in five First Class, five List A, and five Twenty20 matches. In these contests, he has amassed 222 runs, his highest score being 38. In List A cricket, the 19-year-old has also claimed 11 wickets, including a 5-wicket haul.