Cape Town - Cricket South Africa’s national convenor of selectors, Andrew Hudson, has refrained to comment on reports that the Proteas were forced to pick an extra player of colour for their Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last month.
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Recent media reports indicated that CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat told Proteas coach Russell Domingo via SMS to pick an extra player of colour in the team for the semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland.
Lorgat apparently told Domingo to choose between dropping Rilee Rossouw and picking Farhaan Behardien, or dropping Kyle Abbott for Vernon Philander.
Lorgat and CSA strongly denied the rumours and when probed on the matter, Hudson declined to comment.
Hudson noted that a process is followed when the national team is selected. During this process, the team is also presented to the transformation manager as well as the CEO.
“Haroon has already commented on the matter. It’s not my place to comment at present," Hudson told Netwerk24.
Meanwhile, Hudson said he was yet to decide whether he wanted to stand for a third term as CSA's convenor of selectors.
A new selection panel is to be selected, with the closing date for nominations set for April 30.