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No more than 6 white players allowed in South African cricket

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Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) aggressive transformation targets make it almost impossible for the national team to select more than six white players in its starting line-up.

According to Netwerk24, a document from a presentation made by CSA to Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sport, contains the Proteas’ projected transformation targets for 2020 to 2023.

According to this submission, there should be an average of 58% black players (black, brown, Indian), of which 25% are ethnically black and maintained over a season.

That equates to 6.38 black players per team, of which 2.7 must be ethnically black. The Proteas will have to field at least six black players in most games and seven in some games to meet those targets.

They will have to use at least two ethnic black players in almost every game and regularly deploy three ethnic black players to reach the required target over the course of a season.

For the 2022-’23 season – the season in which the next World Cup will be played over 50 overs – the Protea team will have to include 63% black players, with 33% having to be ethnically black.

The South African team is currently playing against England. South Africa lost two of the three T20 matches against England. The third T20 match will be played on Tuesday.

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