New cricket quota to kick in

2013-10-11 07:50
Haroon Lorgat (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South African cricket chiefs are set to implement a proposal forcing franchise teams to field at least one black African player in their starting line-ups, a report in Friday's Cape Times indicates.

Teams will also be rewarded financially if they field more than one black African player on a consistent basis.

This follows a proposal that came out of the sport’s Transformation Indaba held in Johannesburg last month. The initial proposal was for teams to teams to field at least two black African players in their starting teams, but that is likely to be reduced to one as squads for the new season - which starts on Friday - have already been finalised.

Cricket South Africa will hold a board meeting on Friday where the rule is expected to be implemented.

The domestic season starts today with a One-Day Cup match between the Titans and Cobras in Centurion, while the Knights host the Warriors on Saturday and the Highveld Lions square off against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The new rule is expected to be enforced from the second round of One-Day Cup fixtures scheduled for October 16.

CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat recently gave his assurance that the rule would not extend to the national team.

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