Cricket quotas: ICC unlikely to step in

2016-09-12 10:25
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Cape Town - It’s unlikely that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will take action against Cricket South Africa (CSA) for its quota system.

CSA recently confirmed that the national team must also confirm to targets based on race.

The Proteas will be required to field an average of six players of colour in their starting XIs over the course of a season, while two of those must be black African.

But the ICC is unlikely to ban South Africa from playing cricket internationally.

Claire Furlong, an ICC spokesperson, told Rapport that the selection of national teams is solely the responsibility of the respective member countries.

“The issue of team selection is one for board members and the ICC does not get involved with that.”

CSA’s actions come after sports minister Fikile Mbalula earlier this year banned the federations in control of rugby, cricket, athletics and netball in South Africa from "bidding for or hosting any major sporting events".

It followed the release of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report that revealed that all four of those federations had failed in meeting their transformation targets.

On this matter, Furlong commented: “The ICC views issues regarding unwanted governmental interference in a serious light, but also on a case-to-case basis. However, action can only be taken when a country officially lays a complaint. CSA has lodged no complaint.”

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