The International Cricket Council (ICC) have confirmed they are unlikely to take action against CSA for their transformation targets.
The confirmation comes after CSA recently revealed that transformation targets will be put in place for the national teams. 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.
The ICC is unlikely to ban CSA for this. Claire Furlong, an ICC spokesperson, told Rapport that the selection of national teams is up the countries’ respective boards.
‘The issue of team selection is one for board members and the ICC does not get involved with that,’ she said.
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 all four of those federations had failed in meeting their transformation targets.
‘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,’ Furlong added.
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