Proteas 'disappoint' CSA

CSA expressed its frustration at the Proteas’ recent failure at the World Twenty20 World Cup.

Acting Cricket South Africa CEO Jacques Faul speaks at a press conference in Cape Town to pay tribute to Mark Boucher on 11 July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday expressed its frustration at the Proteas' recent failure at the World Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

AB de Villiers and his squad failed to secure a single win in the Super Eight stage, seeing them finish bottom of their group.

On Tuesday, South Africa lost their last match to India.

Speaking on behalf of the board, Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacques Faul said it was frustrating because the country has the stars to win international tournaments.

Faul said the result was "very surprising".

"This is probably one of the few world tournaments that we didn't play well at, which is a concern. The team was coming out of a very successful England tour and we had high expectations, but we didn't get it right. "

Faul said it was difficult to criticise the team's approach because of all their other success.

"The work that they have done has resulted in us being number one in three different formats, so it's difficult to criticise that approach. I'm sure they'll work it out eventually."

Meanwhile, de Villiers has apologised for their disappointing performance and promised to do well next time round.