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Cricket South Africa’s racial discrimination played a part in Kallis joining England coaching staff



Rapport reported that a racial policy of Cricket South Africa (CSA) contributed to Jacques Kallis’ decision to accept a coaching opportunity with the English cricket team.

According to Rapport, Kugandrie Govender, CSA’s former acting chief executive, said in an interview with Sport24 last year that they would in the future only appoint black consultants.

Rapport says that the policy played a role in Kallis’ decision to look for opportunities elsewhere. He would apparently prefer to be involved with the SA team. The Protea camp apparently also wanted to involve him again, but the race policy made things difficult.

Rapport understands that at least one Protea batsman wanted to know in the pre-season if he could approach Kallis for help, but the Protea Brain Trust did not know what to say to the player due to the race policy.

SA Updates earlier reported “Kallis says bye to Cricket South Africa, joins England“.

The English Cricket Council (ECB) has confirmed that the former versatile Protea will be a batting consultant for two Tests and three ODIs during the tour. The first test is scheduled for January 14.



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