Transparency is key if the head honchos at Cricket South Africa want to win back the trust and respect of the nation and its cricket supporters.
Some of events in which CSA made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this year.
Proteas players must agree to play a certain number of matches for their franchises, while Cricket SA must find a way to keep experienced players from signing Kolpak contracts in order to strengthen the domestic game.
South African pitches greatly assist the Proteas when they play at home, but cripples them when they play elsewhere in the world.
Learning on the job is going to be essential for the inexperienced Proteas if they are going to bounce back in the last two Test matches against India.
Quinton de Kock needs to take more responsibility in the Proteas batting lineup in the Test series against India following the retirement of stalwart Hashim Amla, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Over the past two months Ben Stokes has showed that there is more to cricket heroes than just statistics, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Many people consider Mark Boucher to be the favourite to take charge of the Proteas. However, the Proteas legend’s unwillingness to improve and develop himself as a coach should count against him.
JP Duminy’s career has left us with more ‘what ifs’ than Game of Thrones’ ending.
While Test cricket remains the ultimate challenge, limited-overs batting has become another art altogether, and it’s something Cricket South Africa has to focus on ahead of the next World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
JOHN GOLIATH tables five post-World Cup solutions for Cricket South Africa, who needs to take swift and decisive action after South Africa’s latest embarrassment at cricket’s showpiece event.
The Proteas’ obsession with the monotony and uniformity of bilateral series cricket is the big reason why they always seem to fall apart at the World Cup.
Hopefully the Proteas will be much more relaxed when they face New Zealand on Wednesday after finally breaking their duck at the 2019 World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Forget about AB de Villiers and all the other problems. The Proteas need to start showing some serious backbone at the World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Proteas’ star batsmen need to take more responsibility when chasing big targets if they want to stay in the hunt for the World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.