|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|1985–1986||Orange Free State|
|Source: Cricinfo, 25 January 2006|
Pringle attended and played for Kingswood College at school level. After matriculating in 1984 Pringle started playing provincial cricket for a number of teams, including Orange Free State (1985–1986), Sussex (1987–1998), Eastern Province (1988–1989), Marylebone Cricket Club (1989–1990), Western Province (1990–1998) and Eastern Province again (1998–2002).
Pringle made his ODI debut for South Africa against Australia at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and at the same tournament had the best bowling performance of his career, taking 4 wickets for eleven runs against the West indies, a performance which earned him the man of the match award.
He made his Test debut later that same year on South Africa's tour to the West Indies, the first Test played by South Africa since the lifting of sporting sanctions after the end of Apartheid. Pringle took 2/105 in that match. In the following series against India at home, Pringle got injured during the second test match in Johannesburg. On the second day of the match, Pringle was batting when Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath bowled him a bouncer which struck him on the eye. Pringle fell to the ground and was forced to retire hurt, being carried off the field on a stretcher. He would not play again until 1995, when he played his final Test match against England.
Pringle announced his retirement from international cricket in 1996 having played four Tests and 17 ODIs for South Africa.
After his retirement Pringle coached both the Netherlands and Namibia before being appointed coaching director at the Jaipur Cricket Academy. He was appointed as Rajasthan's bowling coach on 5 December 2011. Pringle is currently consulting as a bowling coach for Namibia Cricket with Head coach Doug Watson.
In 2009 Pringle started the Pringle Sports & Education Foundation with his cousin Grant Pringle. The foundation is aimed at establishing a system that ensures underprivileged children receive education and sports training. The foundation is also involved in coaching clinics, club and school development and is also looking at working on international scholarship exchanges between various countries such as India.
In 2013 South African Sport TV Broadcaster SuperSport (TV channel) launched an IsiXhosa language Channel option for Xhosa viewers in South Africa. Pringle who is fluent in Xhosa was asked to join the isiXhosa commentating team. With the start of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament which took place in June 2013, the new language channel did phenomenally well and since to date Pringle has become a controversial figure being the first white male South African to commentate in a South African native language. There has been a tremendous incline of viewers in the channel option and even the viewers have been amazed with the outcome of Pringles commentating. Pringles new apparent nickname in the Studios is referred to as White Sangoma meaning white Doctor.
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