Cricket corruption also a no-ball during apartheid

2011-12-17 15:12

Much as I agree with calls by Pat Symcox and Clive Rice (City Press, December 11, Former cricketers call for lifestyle audits), a lot needs to be cleared up.

Corruption in cricket was there during their day too and before freedom in this country.

Match fixing has been the name of the game for donkeys’ years. There must definitely be lifestyle audits – not only of officials – but also of players.

At some stage, if my memory serves me well, Rice was a selector and commentator at the same time.

Did he declare?

The whole board, management, selectors and players’ association must be investigated.

At some stage some selectors were hand-picked whereas some of the best cricketing minds were sidelined.

Kepler Wessels should have coached our team long ago, but he was overlooked because certain over-rated individuals didn’t want him.

I’ve heard talk that some of these officials are in Indian pockets and some in Jews’ pockets.

That on its own should serve as a wake-up call.

You can never have someone remaining in their position while being investigated.

The CEO must be suspended with full pay.

People always think colour when you talk about former first-class cricketers.

Some former white players will always have this mentality: that the black people of this country can never play the gentleman’s game.

I have the greatest respect for Dr Ali Bacher, who during his years always had the love of the game at heart so I will be disappointed if he is also involved in this bonus scandal.

But why is all this coming out now?

You be the judge.

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