Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
6 Nov 2021
7:00 am

SJN Hearings: My hope is a future of equal opportunity for all cricketers

Ken Borland

It is to be hoped that Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza is able to produce a final report that CSA can call into service to ensure they continue the progress in transformation that they have made.

The SJN Hearings into discrimination in South African cricket are now over, with just the final report to be published. Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images

It was never going to be a dolly of a catch that Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) ombudsman Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza found himself under. But given the evidence provided during the last week of hearings, his job over the next month in compiling his final report should be like taking a firmly-struck drive straight to him in the covers. Given the legal pedigree of Ntsebeza, I would be surprised if he fumbled.  As Ntsebeza has often reminded, his brief is to find whether there has been racial and gender discrimination in South African cricket. For those of us who have...