De Villiers accepts permanent Test captaincy

AB de Villiers led South Africa to a defeat and a victory in two Tests against England © Getty Images

AB de Villiers has been appointed South Africa’s permanent Test captain following a two-match stand-in stint against England. CSA’s board were due to debate the decision over the winter period but moved the process forward after a board meeting in Johannesburg on Friday.

De Villiers’ first assignment will be the two-Test series against New Zealand in August.

CSA also announced a list of 18 contracted players. Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien and Rilee Rossouw were awarded deals for the first time with Ryan McLaren and Lonwabo Tsotosbe losing their contracts.

More to follow…

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

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