Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
4 minute read
11 Sep 2021
7:45 am

George Linde omission: Time for CSA to stop taking fans for fools

Ken Borland

CSA’s new board need to say what is more important for them: Ensuring the Proteas tick certain boxes or ensuring the best combinations play.

George Linde (centre) has been one of the stars of the Proteas team for the last year yet he has been left out of the squad for the T20 World Cup. Picture: Isuru Sameera Peiris/Gallo Images

Nothing damages a relationship more than dishonesty and Cricket South Africa should bear that in mind when it comes to their relationship with Proteas fans, who have already had to put up with so much. The selection of World Cup squads has always been controversial simply because everyone has their own favourite cricketers who they believe should be in the team. But the announcement this week of the squad for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month has caused uproar because CSA have taken their fans to be fools. George Linde, who has played in 14...