Cricket South Africa failed to create a climate for reconciliation. Its board must step down, writes RYAN VREDE.
The fight for justice for England cricketer Azeem Rafiq was massive but there wasn’t the same fight when South African cricketers spoke out, writes MARK KEOHANE in his regular IOL column.
Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers’ responses to allegations made against them at the Social Justice and Nation Building hearings will define the success or failure of this process, writes RYAN VREDE.
Mark Boucher’s tenure as head coach of the Proteas must end in the wake of him lying about racially offensive behaviour, failing to lead decisively on issues of race and Enoch Nkwe’s resignation for being undermined, writes RYAN VREDE.
Mark Boucher being prepared to litigate the accusation of him being part of singing a racist song about Paul Adams is emotionally immature and sets a precedent which significantly undermines any steps towards racial reconciliation in South African cricket, writes RYAN VREDE.
Ashwell Prince’s gut-wrenching testimony at the Cricket for Social Justice and Nation Building hearings raised complex issues that left one feeling helpless, but rolling over is not an option, writes RYAN VREDE.
Stories like the one Paul Adams shared about allegedly being called a “brown sh**” by current Proteas head coach Mark Boucher and other teammates is exactly what the Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) hearings should be about, writes RYAN VREDE.
Cricket for Social Justice and Nation-building (SJN) hearings were meant to be a platform for those testifying to expose deep inequalities in cricket. There’s been painfully little of that, and more subjective fluff that is derailing what was a noble and necessary process, writes RYAN VREDE.
Cricket South Africa’s director of cricket, Graeme Smith, has every right to defend himself against potentially defamatory accusations of a racial nature. But with new testimony from the SJN leaked regularly, he is under immense pressure and needs to act with emotional intelligence, writes RYAN VREDE.