Smith backed to successfully ignite T20 competition despite prior CSA skirmishes: 'They've moved on'

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Graeme Smith (Gallo)
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Graeme Smith's "return" to Cricket South Africa (CSA) drew more than a few dubious eyebrows following his confirmation as the commissioner of the new global T20 tournament starting next summer.

But two-time former CSA acting CEO and the man in charge of the Titans, Jacques Faul, lauded the two parties' maturity in putting past acrimony behind "for the sake of cricket".

Smith did not reapply for his director of cricket post when his contract expired in March this year during a time when he faced racism allegations stemming from the Social Justice and Nation-building (SJN) hearings.

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