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Upon rewatching #chasingthesun as a preamble to the Lions rumble, Rassie's unflinching stance on transformation stands out.
Respects it.
Owns it.
Stark contrast to the headlines coming out of #SJNHearings.
Drawing a line on the past starts with acknowledgment. Not justification.
Cricket has created many of its own issues by being dismissive of the credentials of people of colour who care deeply about the game.
In various roles.
There are many, many tales of savage and subtle prejudice and denial of equal opportunity masked as 'tough luck' and bad timing.
Many have batted 9 and not bowled. Become professional bowling machines.
Sat in meetings and not been given a voice.
Coached and given no respect.
Used to tick boxes instead of diversify the narrative.
Woefully underpaid and undermined. The stain sticks forever.
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Someone asked for a thread of some of the testimonies I played on air this week from the TRC of SA Cricket - #SJNHearings
"At the Proteas, we were discriminated against on the basis of colour. If you look at the bench, it was always black players sitting out"-Spinner Eddie Leie
"When I was on tour in India I didn't play, I thought I would get a chance at the WC and I didn't. I really thought there was something wrong with me. They also wouldn't play me and Phangiso (two black spinners) at the same time, even in Durban where conditions are favourable"
"Even my mama asks me...My son, is it because we are poor that they didn't give you chances to play. She asked because these days, she sees that Bavuma, Ngidi, Rabada who went to private schools are at least getting chances"
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