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Mbalula ‘supports’ black players’ concerns about cricket

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Fikile Mbalula (Gallo)
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo)

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has come out in support of the Black Cricketers in Unity who sent a strongly worded letter to Cricket SA (CSA) on Monday. The players sent their letter to CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat raising pertinent issues that questioned racist policies and asked for a meeting within seven days.

“The purpose of this letter is to address a fundamental problem in the national team: The quality of opportunity afforded to black African players,” reads part of the letter. “To be called to represent your country is an honour.

“Historically, and more recently, the call-up has acted to erode the black cricketers’ human dignity and self-esteem.

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