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.