Sibusiso Mjikeliso | Why it's taken so long for cricketers to open up and why we cannot victim blame

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Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza chairing the CSA's SJN project. Photo: Gallo Images
Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza chairing the CSA's SJN project. Photo: Gallo Images

For the first time, cricket had an open platform in which people could speak candidly about their experiences of discrimination in the game, which partly explains why they were silent for so long, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso.

The riposte from some sections towards black cricketers opening up about their past experiences of racism and discrimination has been: why now?

Why 30 years after the sport was supposedly unified under the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCB) banner?

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