Controversy in SA as Cape Cobras flout color code

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-10-30 10:02:00


Johannesburg, October 29

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to investigate the team selection of Cape Cobras after it fielded two black African players instead of the required three against the Warriors, thus failing to meet the board’s transformation target in the ongoing domestic series. CSA expects all domestic sides in South Africa to field a minimum of six players of colour — including three black Africans — every time they take to the field as part of their commitment to facilitate transformation. However, the Cobras were left one short after they included two black African players — Thando Ntini and Tladi Bokako — during the four-day First-Class match in Cape Town on Monday. Akhona Mnyaka had earlier been named in the squad, but he was not picked. The Cobras, however, fielded seven players of colour in the side. The Cobras later provided a written explanation for their team composition to CSA. — Reuters


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