Chokers` tag has stuck: Majola

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 23:37 PM IST

Colombo: Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola today rued that his country once again failed to shed their chokers` tag after the World Cup exit with a shock quarterfinal loss to New Zealand.

"We`ve always had this chokers tag with us; unfortunately we`ve allowed it to stick. We haven`t applied ourselves. We have to accept the problem and then deal with it," he said.

"When I looked at the draw, I thought we would play either India or Pakistan in the final. But we failed ourselves. The match was basically a replica of the England game. We needed calm heads," said Majola, who is here to watch the semi-final between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Majola informed that a new coach to replace Corrie van Zyl will be announced in June and the new ODI captain in place of Graeme Smith to be named later. "We have a shortlist of six names that we will announce after the tournament," Majola said.

PTI