Unhappy black cricketers want direction from CSA

The group of disaffected black cricketers and administrators who raised their concerns in a letter to Cricket South Africa (CSA) last week want clear direction from the game's local organising body.

They raised concern around the selection of black players in the national team and sought to have a meeting with CSA president Chris Nenzani and chief executive Haroon Lorgat once they returned from India.

A source who did not want to be named said black players needed to know where they stood within CSA's selection policy framework.

"The biggest issue black African players have is that they want to be picked for the right reasons. Then once picked, they want to be given proper opportunity."

Part of the criticism has been that, once selected, especially in touring squads, black players get limited game time.

According to the source, coach Russell Domingo and the selectors should all share responsibility.

The current crop of selectors consists of Linda Zondi (convenor), Ashwell Prince, Errol Stewart and Hussein Manack, but their predecessors are as culpable, the source said.

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.