The removal of race quotas at Cricket South Africa (CSA) is one of several recommendations of the Institute for Race Relations (IRR) in an official request he made to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to join CSA.
The IRR requests that the international cricket governing body investigate CSA.
The ICC does not allow government interference with its member states.
The IRR made the same demands to CSA. The IRV’s letter is in response to Kugandrie Govender, CSA’s acting CEO,’s undertaking to the Department of Sport that in future only black, brown and Indian consultants will be involved.
This followed after Nathi Mthethwa, the sports minister, threatened to join CSA because, according to him, the governing body had not been transformed enough. This is despite the fact that 52 of CSA’s 64 full-time employees are black, that most of the board is black, and that strict transformation targets are largely met by teams.