New quota system for South Africa’s cricket team

Rapport claims that a new quota system is set to be implemented within South Africa’s national cricket team, the Proteas.

Last week the board of directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) approved in principle a decision to introduce targets for all national teams.

All franchise teams taking part in the country’s domestic league were required to field a minimum of six players of colour in their starting XIs, including three black African players last season.

And according to Rapport, the board of CSA has discussed the possibility of having a quota of six players of colour in the national team, while “at least two must be black African”, a source told the Afrikaans weekly.

The Proteas last competitive match was in June – a 100-run loss to the West Indies in a  Tri-Nation One-Day International (ODI) match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The team comprised six players of colour, but only one black African – Kagiso Rabada – who last week became the first player to win six individual trophies at the annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards.

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