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Hopefully the programme will, at least from time to time, be unafraid to delve unapologetically into the critical, ongoing issue of Cricket South Africa's embarrassing and lamentable implosion on various fronts.

But even though an episode of SuperSport’s "Extra Cover" I caught up with this week (possibly heartened by the prospect of South Africa entertaining England in much-needed white-ball fare next month?) didn't directly go at it, the associated perils being grappled with by the major domestic franchises came under a brief but educative enough microscope.

You can't get too much meat on one topic into a half-hour slot, which has other elements to it, and at least for the time being the programme labours a little in not being studio-anchored – an ongoing reflection of social distancing requirements and the like.

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