Cricket SA needs major shake-up

Cricket SA needs major shake-up

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis talks with ex captain Graeme Smith ahead of their opening ICC CRricket World Cup match against England at The Oval on May 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Clearly, all is not well in CSA. And all will not be well in SA cricket until that organisation is run properly.

Many patriotic sporting fans are making disturbing calculations and comparisons in the wake of former Proteas cricket captain Graeme Smith’s announcement that he has pulled out of negotiations with Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the position of director of cricket. They see Rassie Erasmus, a former player, hired by SA Rugby, given freedom and support to craft the team he wanted to take to Japan to win the Rugby World Cup. They see success and nationwide parades. Then they see Smith, who has pulled out of negotiations because he finds himself in exactly the opposite position to Erasmus. Smith explained...




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