December 12, 2016 / 4:50 PM / 9 months ago

Cricket-De Villiers stands down as South Africa test captain

CAPE TOWN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - AB de Villiers has resigned as South African test captain, opening the way for Faf du Plessis to take over the role on a permanent basis, Cricket South Africa said on Monday.

De Villiers, 32, has been struggling with an elbow injury for six months and has been ruled out of the three-match home test series against Sri Lanka starting on Boxing Day. (Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Ed Osmond)

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