Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
21 Aug 2021
8:00 am

SJN Hearings: Selection a sticky issue as implicated get chance to respond

Ken Borland

Selection frustrations are always a part of cricket and a player not being selected cannot automatically be ascribed to racism.

Cricket director in South Africa Graeme Smith may step up and give his side of events at the SJN Hearings from Monday. Picture: Getty Images

Cricket South Africa’s Social Justice and Nation-Building Hearings are set to resume on Monday and now those implicated in the first three-and-a-half weeks of testimony will get the chance to sell their side of the story to the ombudsman, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza. So far the SJN hearings have been anything but boring as nearly 50 respondents have come before Ntsebeza and his fellow advocates and testified about how they have been hurt or discriminated against by the game of cricket in this country. Unfortunately, numerous critics and commentators have been a bit slow to realise that we have only heard...