Spat was just not cricket

THE spat that has been going on between Cricket SA and the Gauteng Cricket Board shows the divisions that still exist between racial groups in South Africa.

THE spat that has been going on between Cricket SA and the Gauteng Cricket Board shows the divisions that still exist between racial groups in South Africa.

After all the squabbles it is the fans who have suffered most.

As a cricket-loving supporter living in Johannesburg, I feel that it was a big blow to be deprived of an opportunity to watch a champions trophy at one of my favourite stadiums - the Wanderers. It is one of the best stadiums for cricket in the world.

I have been following this argument from the start and I could not get to the crux of the problem because CSA was insisting that the GCB apologise for ill-treating the Indian Premier League (IPL). That happened in May and June this year.

It seems the GCB was insisting on seeing the contract that was signed between the CSA and IPL.

I think it's all about the power play between the two organisations that want to control cricket in Gauteng.

The fact that CSA's president Mthutuzeli Nyoka and CEO Gerald Majola are black could have had a lot to do with this entire fray.

But CSA's president said the contract had always been available to be viewed.

One of these representatives is lying and misleading the public.

Irrespective of which code, sport should promote relations between racial groups. We must ensure that the next generations are able to play the same sport without any prejudice whatsoever.

Tshifhiwa Tshikwela, Pretoria

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