107 comments
Sean Speedy January
Sean Speedy January

CSA this is your own doing, do we care who you use to replace Abbott, Semi Final was the result of Abbott leaving now Olivier will be a bench warmer, Morkel is in the set up, let's watch more players leave this country

Masia Masia
Masia Masia

These pan-African retards are annoying with this race card.... Clearly cricket is not their best suit they should stick to soccer.

Jacque Dos Santos Koen
Jacque Dos Santos Koen

Just like i said yesterday. Olivier is one for the future... Him & KG gonna tear it up.

Nico du Plessis
Nico du Plessis

When Greame Smith was still Captain AB had to stick around in the background waiting for his opportunity and look where is AB now.... Yes very disappointed in Rillee to leave South Africa!

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

Who still remembers the days when proteas selected this average players Elworthy dewald pretorius terbrugge boje Henderson Martin n vaughan v jaarsveld Andrew hall bekenstein Stiaan van der Wath mclaren dippenaar. ...They all can't shine Temba Bavuma s boots.lol I forgot the mighty alrounder zander de bruijn. ....We never won nothing so let's leave jp n Temba alone atleast they winning cricket games

Petrus Coetzee
Petrus Coetzee

What was the standard of first class cricket in those days?

Masia Masia
Masia Masia

If SA and CSA want to continue racist selection policies then this is what happens. "Transformation" policy states that no more than 5 white players can be picked in the XI. I'm just livid world governing bodies sit idly by and let this happen. Add to that the ANC has screwed the country up along with the economy, therefore there is no reason good players will pass up these opportunities. Best of luck to both.

Mohau MacDee Motseare
Mohau MacDee Motseare

I would've done the same as Abbott, because when Dale returns Abbott would be sidelined AGAIN! loyalty doesn't pay bills.

Mzikayise Gxamtwana
Mzikayise Gxamtwana

I backed him after five noughts. If it was a person of colour getting five noughts everyone would have said ”transformation”

Montgomery Sibaya Modisenyane
Montgomery Sibaya Modisenyane

In all fairness cricket is a sport and every professional sport person know that you should make as much money as you possibly can given the time frame granted. Abbott played his part for the national team and did it exceptionally good, he's stiil young leave him let him go and make money and feed his family. His merely opening a space for someone else to kick start his career. I honestly don't see anything wrong with that besides we have abundance of talent to fill the void his gonna leave. Wish you well!!!

Mohau MacDee Motseare
Mohau MacDee Motseare

Again he'd be a fool not to sign that contract because when Dale returns he'll be sidelined again despite what he did for the Proteas.

Montgomery Sibaya Modisenyane
Montgomery Sibaya Modisenyane

Howza I couldn't agree more with you not forgetting there's Morkel also. Abbott has always been a fringe player no matter how much work or wickets he take. When Dale and Morkel are fit they replace him irrespective of his performance but despite that his almost 30 years if not 30 already not forgetting Rilee Rossouw man of the series in Australia then you bench him his one of the unlucky players we have and talented. They do say you never know what you have until you lose it. Go make money boys you made us proud!

Wynand BaasJack Vd Linde
Wynand BaasJack Vd Linde

How long is Morne's "recovery" from injury going to last..? Maybe until he takes up a kolpak contract? Wouldve been nice to see the big man back in action!

Hezron Damons
Hezron Damons

Everybody love Cricket....it's not a one race show......

Michael Els
Michael Els

If a coach is dropped and moves to another country not much said but when guys that are not regular and not sure from day to day then they get this kind of flak I think this coach should think where his next move is then you can all judge

Shawn Cross
Shawn Cross

So happy for Abbot .. all the cricketers who wants to make a move should do it !! SA is not making right \U0001f621\U0001f621\U0001f621\U0001f621\U0001f621

Maushmy Salam
Maushmy Salam

It will not b an easy job to come in 4 abbot.

Danny B Sithole
Danny B Sithole

South Africa have talent you go we replace you like bulb

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

Why go for a white player..should have gone for a player of colour they are more patriotic unlike this white brats who the minute they get exposure they jump ship . pathetic.

Petrus Coetzee
Petrus Coetzee

Kaas Van Tonder name these players? What a coward you are with your fake profile!

Kaas Van Tonder
Kaas Van Tonder

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse You bliksem, lots of black players from SA play rugby in Europe. Are they pathetic too? Its all about the $$$

Elvis Mans
Elvis Mans

When are we as South Africans going to stop this racial comments?This is really becoming a problem.

Maureen Gibbon
Maureen Gibbon

Does it matter if they are pink, purple, black or white..... if they are good enough they deserve to play..... why are people so flipping stupid to always play the race card. One country no matter what your colour is

Lunghile Theodore Kotana
Lunghile Theodore Kotana

South African cricket fans must really learn that they are not selectors. Whoever comes in is decided by them not you, this thing of judging every player in the squad or coming in, along racial undertones is getting annoying. Anyone who is the team right now is contributing, these guys were there when we were getting hammered on all fronts, now let them enjoy the form the team is in now, removing anyone will only down the mood!

Prince Pringle Moroke
Prince Pringle Moroke

guys this is uncalled for...all this racial comments are boring now...why cant u just appretiate and accept what is happening in our team...we are winning...so let celebrate that...

Leon Verster
Leon Verster

The policy of selecting teams, by virtue of transformation, is factual selective selection. Under certain circumstances, some players are disqualified from being considered or have I got it all wrong. Any arrangement that could lead to the omission of a better player will hurt Cricket South Africa, the Proteas, the omitted player, the incoming player, the paying public fans, nearly half the commentators on these facebook pages. Sorry if I left anybody else out....Lunghile Theodore Kotana.

Lunghile Theodore Kotana
Lunghile Theodore Kotana

I'm not sure what you trying to say. We all know and understand that transformation based selections are not 'factual' but rather seek to bridge the gap for some players who would have never really got the chance despite showing huge potential because of how coloured players were viewed while their white counterparts would have been selected. I have no knowledge of certain circumstances that would deem omission unless of those players in county cricket. Destroying a team philosophy and spirit on the bases that better players should be given priority is not how selection works. Look at Duminy for example, we all know about his batting inconsistencies, but that's just it, his fielding, running between the wickets(batting), useful bowling and his experience are second to none in the entire world, hence other "better" players should just bide their time, since the team works, for the first time ever, more and more black folks are actually watching games...

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

Bavuma. ...first test against Australia is a reason enough....u can't judge him against Sri Lanka coz everytime he came to bat it was about quick runs n not preserving your wicket and duminy only 4 test ago he scored a scintillating century to setup a win for South Africa against Australia. ..

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

Its great that more and more african ppl are watching the game. however, the fact of the matter is....there are passengers in this team. Duminy and Bavuma should not be there, plain and simple. Our domestic league is the worst its ever been and with the new transformation targets, things are going to get worse. Best players have to play. Only the best performers in domestic cricket should play, and if thats the case, we cant achieve the targets. You disagree with this and you are the problem.

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

he bats six and needs to average 40....hard KPI. you dotn agree with this and mention all these other things which are desirable, but not crucial. I know it hurts you in your soul as an african with 90% of the population cannot produce more than one player on merit. And make no mistake...i want to see demographics propoerly represented, but you will NEVER EVER have 9 out of 11 test players as black in our country. it must hurt that our soccer team are so poor, not even in the top 10 in africa. You literally have nothing to lstand on, one can only take it that you butthurt. You made it abt race not me. i dot want to see 10 white players in a team, i want to see the best team, and if you honest withyourself and get over the embarrassemnt th you feel because of your past, then you will agree, bavuma should not be there, and there should only be one african in the team.

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

Time to get out of here , okes ave lost the plot. nothing good will come of this

Lungile King-Kunta Makasi
Lungile King-Kunta Makasi

"as an african with 90% of the population cannot produce more than one player on merit" wow actually we can only your aprtheid policies even after 1994 didnt include black players in team, now that we have a system that allows black players to for the national team you still don't want black players in team, why is that, is it because white people are still racist they never loved us or what?

Lunghile Theodore Kotana
Lunghile Theodore Kotana

You simply can't help but attack our character not our rhetoric neh? So you call 90% of population incompetent and yet claim to be pro-diversity? No one feels inferior to you mate, we are just puzzled by by how baseless and well frankly, Horrible Stupid your rhetoric is!

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

He made it racial, playing a victim, getting all radicalized when he cant admit a simple thing.

Stefan van Niekerk
Stefan van Niekerk

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse And one achievement 4-0 against Australie 69/70 Series we destroyed them!!

Stefan van Niekerk
Stefan van Niekerk

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse And before you say i am a racist! Rabada, Philander, Maharaj, Shamsim Tahir are great Players! And Andile has got the talent good future for him

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

Until we win a WC, the choker tag remains...thats how it works.ffs

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

The proteas never won a series in Australia and England with an all white team.in Australia it was till jp duminy hit the winning runs in Perth and a 160 odd in Melbourne that we defeated the alrighty aussie n in England hashim 300 n Ashwell prince 100 got them over the line.....tell me 1 achievement by an all white team.

Stefan van Niekerk
Stefan van Niekerk

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse You Forget it wasn't only JP that performed on that tour Steyn, AB, Amla Smith also performed. Steyn 76 Runs and 10 Wkts in melbourne

Lunghile Theodore Kotana
Lunghile Theodore Kotana

Stefan van Niekerk show us who you are and condemn the rhetoric from this guy Jean-Luc Du Preez. "They","them"...do South Africa a favor and simply condemn him.

Kaas Van Tonder
Kaas Van Tonder

Ive read both of your comments Jean Luc and Lunghile. Both your arguments are flawed Jean Luc, you cant expect a dramatic turn-around of black talent instantaneously this '90%' you mentioned if many black africans have historically and still dont have access to achieve national or franchise exposure. You and I probably grew up in a nice neighbourhood and went to a nice school. Furthermore our weak domestic leagues in both rugby and cricket are not because of 'black problems' but because of our talent market being opened up to international markets were players can make more money overseas. Lunghile. Defending JP Duminy selection, at this state is lame and is needless defending people purely because of their colour. He has failed at test level. 8 years with a batting average of 30 and you start blabbing on about his valuable fielding. Its desperate. Please. He needs to go.

Jean-Luc Du Preez
Jean-Luc Du Preez

ofc they dont ave the exposure, this is why i mention it will another +-20 years before enough africans come through the system, but this policy of fast tracking and psuedo transformation is a farce. This lungile fellow trying to argue for duminy for bavuma is jsut a joke. also Kaas, players are not only leaving because of the global aspect of th game. Sure its one of the reaons, but the 5 white player limit, would go down as the main factor.

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

Stefan I never call anybody racist coz that's used by people who don't know how to make their points....to answer u others contributed but before the players of colour came did we win a series in England and Australia...We choked in world cups before players of colour.

Petrus Coetzee
Petrus Coetzee

I drink Castle Lager, bank with Standard Bank, pay my TV license, have dstv (tv rights), pay my taxes (our wonderful government gives a lot of money to CSA), so I am allowed to give my opinion! Bavuma and Duminy shouldn't be in the team. Correct me if I'm wrong?

Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse
Mphele Caiphus Nkwagatse

I don't remember last time faf du PLESSIS won a game for us but he is rewarded with captaincy