Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
27 Oct 2021
5:30 am

De Kock’s exit: Bending rule or not?

Ken Borland

Whether De Kock will play any further part in the tournament now depends on what the CSA board make of whatever report is sent to them by team management.

Quinton de Kock defied Cricket South Africa's orders to "take the knee" ahead of the game against the West indies. Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Quinton de Kock’s decision to withdraw from the Proteas team playing in a crucial T20 World Cup match in Dubai rather than obey a directive from the Cricket South Africa (CSA) board that all players must take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) initiative had South African cricket in shock on Monday. But the Proteas managed to regain their focus in time to beat the West Indies in impressive fashion on Monday and stay in contention for the semi-finals. Whether De Kock will play any further part in the tournament now depends on what the CSA...