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Black Proteas and coaches group's reservations over CSA's intentions justified

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Ashwell Prince
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When the 40-man strong group of former black Proteas and senior coaches released a statement this week expressing their collective doubt over Cricket South Africa's (CSA) ability to commit to social justice and change, one pertinent issue emerged.

"We were alerted that the 'transformation policy' had been signed off by the board without any consultation with relevant coaches, ex-players, current players and other role players. The time has come for meaningful change and to stop this unproductive agenda that is deeply rooted with key decision-makers within the organisation."

Critics will argue the group seems to forget the CSA has been one of the prominent national federations to unashamedly implement the dreaded "top-down" approach to transformation.

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