Cricket South Africa convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang has explained why Western Province batsman David Bedingham was not selected for South Africa A earlier this season.
SA A played a three-matches series against India A in Bloemfontein last November-December, which was drawn 0-0.
Bedingham is the leading run-scorer in the current 4-Day Domestic Series with 509 runs at an average of 63.62.
However, he will not be involved in next week’s T20 Challenge in Gqeberha as he is set to return to England this week to join Durham, with whom he has signed a three-year deal.
Bedingham confirmed that he has begun the process of qualifying to play for England having not been contacted by anyone at CSA regarding his future.
“When we selected the South Africa A side, Bedingham hadn’t played a lot of cricket in South Africa,” Mpitsang told Sport24. “He’d just come back from Durham and played one T20 game.
“We selected that team in October, so I don’t understand whether he was supposed to be picked for the SA A side.
“If we’d have to pick an SA A side now, he then comes into the conversation. When you look at the SA A side for the India series, the guys were scoring runs.”