Thursday, November 01, 2012
South Africa captain Smith to lead Surrey
LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa test captain Graeme Smith has signed a three-year contract with Surrey to captain the English county.
Smith, 31, who is currently on tour in Australia with the world's top-ranked team, has captained his country in 94 tests.
"As well as being one of the best captains in the modern game, he is a phenomenal opening batsman and will lead by example from the top of the innings," Surrey team director Chris Adams told BBC radio.
Smith replaces Rory Hamilton-Brown who has joined Sussex after he was released from his contract.
(This story corrects age in 2nd para)
(Reporting by John Mehaffey; editing by Robert Woodward)