Stricter quotas for SA cricket?

2014-05-09 14:26
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Cape Town - The racial quota system is set to be aggressively enforced in South African domestic cricket from next season.

According to the ESPNcricinfo website, franchises could be required to field a minimum of FIVE players of colour per match, and provincial amateur teams at least SIX players of colour for the 2014/15 season.

This will be in addition to the current regulation that requires franchises to include at least one black African player in their starting teams. Franchises who fielded more than one black player, for more than 70 percent of their matches, were also financially rewarded by Cricket South Africa (CSA) this past season.

The proposal is being considered after sports minister Fikile Mbalula threatened to impose a 60-40 quota at national level. It was, however, retracted after Mbalula reached an understanding with federations over their development plans.

The new motion is likely to be ratified at CSA's board meeting on June 3.

CLICK HERE to read the full story on the ESPNcricinfo website.

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