Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced the introduction of racial quotas at national team level. The association made the decision after the South Africa sports ministry had banned CSA and three more national federations in April this year from hosting international tournaments for a lack of transformation in the national teams.
“In the past, we had never set targets in our national teams, but with changing circumstances, we feel it is essential to move with the times,” Chris Nenzani, the CSA president, said. “The precise targets will depend on work to be undertaken by relevant committees to determine what is realistic and sustainable. This will be announced in due course. We will aim to achieve our targets over the course of the year and not on a match-by-match basis.”
The CSA president also said that the board is looking to achieve the target by the end of every year rather than in every match.
“We will aim to achieve our targets over the course of the year and not on a match by match basis,” he said.
Meanwhile, South Africa is also set to get their own T20 Premier League. The board received a proposal for an eight-team tournament which will run for a period of 4-6 weeks. The league will take place from late November to the middle of December with the final on December 16 (a public holiday). The changes will be implemented from the 2017-18 season.