CSA shake up contracted list
The international futures of Jacques Rudolph, Ashwell Prince and Albie Morkel appear bleak after they were cut from Cricket South Africa's list of contracted players.
The experienced trio, together with the retired Mark Boucher and seamer Juan Theron, were not included in a list of 21 names announced today.
Rudolph represented the Proteas' Test team as recently as last November, but subsequently lost his place to Dean Elgar.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, another player to fall out of favour lately, has retained his contract, together with reserve wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile.
There are five newly contracted players, including all-rounder Ryan McLaren who has been tipped for future Test duty as the great Jacques Kallis nears the end of a glittering career.
Elgar, Aaron Phangiso, Marchant de Lange and Rory Kleinveldt are the other men added to South Africa's contracted ranks.