Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has no issues with revelations make in a new book released by Proteas captain AB de Villiers.
De Villiers’ book, AB: The Autobiography, was launched on Thursday.
In it, De Villiers opened up on the controversial selection issue that has haunted the Proteas ever since their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final exit to New Zealand.
De Villiers acknowledged that were in all likelihood political pressure that saw the team changed to include more players of colour.
READ: AB opens up on CWC selection controversy
Vernon Philander had recovered from a hamstring strain and was rushed back into the starting XI, with Kyle Abbott dropping out.
“CSA has no problem with AB’s book,” a senior official at the cricket governing body told Netwerk24.
“He is within his rights to write a book.”
CSA initially strongly denied that transformation targets forced a change to the Proteas side ahead of that semi-final.
But according to Netwerk24, CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat later told journalists in an informal discussion that if he’d have to pick between an established player of colour and a white player, it would be politically correct to pick the player of colour.