Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox has suggested an ‘intellectually bankrupt’ Cricket South Africa business model requires a massive overhaul.
On Wednesday, the Proteas were effectively knocked out of the World Cup after slipping to a disappointing four-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
In a passionate Facebook post, Symcox hit out at the structures in Cricket South Africa.
‘Let us be very clear on one thing… Cricket SA has become the ESKOM of our sport. The product is poor and the business model is outdated largely through a production line that is incapable of competing in the market-place.
‘It is intellectually bankrupt. Self-correction will not happen sadly. It will need a massive overhaul. Unfortunately though, any narrative that does not conform and is not aligned to the current system of governance will be rebuked and rejected out of hand as both derogatory and not in the interests of those currently charged with keeping the keys to the future of so many.
‘I await the announcement of the investigative process that will surely follow and look forward to seeing who will be tasked to be a part of that.
‘I remain convinced that the players selected, by and large, were the best we had and that each one was trying their best to win the World Cup for all of us back home… Sadly, as a collective unit they were just not good enough.’