The Proteas XI will only have room for four white players by 2030 if CSA strictly applies its transformation targets.
This is according to a document CSA distributed in April last year, which the organisation confirmed to Rapport newspaper is still valid.
Proteas teams should currently have an average of 52% “generic black players” per XI, including 24% “black African”.
However, this year the average number of generic black players was 40.3%, with 20.5% black African.
The Proteas XI that played Australia in the 2023 World Cup semi-final had seven white players and four generic black players, two of which were black African.
The targets are set to gradually increase every year until, by 2030, the Proteas XI will have 60% generically black players, including 36% black Africans. That would mean seven generically black players per XI (including four black African), and four white players.
Currently at senior provincial level, each team must have six generic black players in its XI, including three black Africans.
At next month’s U19 Khaya Majola Week, the 15-man squads across the 16 provincial teams must have seven players of colour, including at least three black African players.
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