Howzat come to this? By CSA reading the ANC leadership manual, ...

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Howzat come to this? By CSA reading the ANC leadership manual, that’s how

If South African cricket is banned from the world game, CSA is not the only organisation to blame

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Cricket lore is full of arcane and eccentric statistics, but there are few half-centuries as bizarre as the one facing South African cricket right now, as it teeters on the brink of a second international ban exactly 50 years since it was first slung out of the game.

Of course, there are some major differences between the 1970 ban and the one now looming over our summer sport, not least of which is the fact that this one, if it happens, will have the backing of the South African government. Well, sort of.

The details are Byzantine and the characters Dickensian, but the bottom line is very clear...

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