Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
30 Oct 2021
8:00 am

The latest BLM controversy proves one thing: Cricket is a mess

Wesley Botton

The whole controversy around Quinton de Kock was absurd, from start to finish.

Quinton de Kock has created widespread controversy after his decision not to take a knee at the T20 World Cup. Picture: Gallo Images

What started out with a shock decision this week which reverberated across the country, and around the world, ended with clarity on at least one aspect when the dust finally settled: South African cricket is a mess. The national federation's administrative issues have been widely publicised in recent years and the national team continues to carry an unwanted 'chokers' tag at major championships. The reasons for many of their problems, however, became clear this week when the sport's leaders caused completely unnecessary chaos. The whole controversy around Quinton de Kock was absurd, from start to finish. A decision by the...