If it is not so frightening insofar as the future of cricket in SA is concerned one could call it a farcical prima donna show of sheer incompetence, In the past two years the real tragedy is that the Proteas was anytime as bad as the Board itself is concerned, So what else is possible when professional sport is ruin by a collection of self-serving amateurs and quasi politicians whose main aim was how much they can get out of the game for their own enrichment,
So lets have a look what the previous as a route to ruin/ They drove away Standard Bank as a sponsor after the latter decided that being association with the dishonest and dismally managed SAC could damage their reputation badly, The situation went from bad to worse and in the end the Minister of Sport appointed an Interim Board to oversee bringing back to acceptable norms insofar as cricket management operates. The Interim Board is still functioning, but after things happened very slowly, the Chairman of the Interim Board stepped aside due to a tirade of his against a journalist.
Now for the Momentum Cup series just a question – has anybody told SAC that Potchefstroom is in a summer-rainfall area? . Result - less than half of the matches were in fact played. Even one of the semi’s were not played. The final is scheduled for today and another abandonment possible.
As to actual cricket played inclusive of the of the 2019 CWC – the Proteas were disastrously poor and one would thought that they cannot possibly do worse than they did - bar foe the two tests against SriLanka – when a sub-standard team was in SA and the bowling attack was near to destroyed by injuries, One would have thought that team renewal would have taken place after the 2019 WC disaster, Sure – there were new players brought into the team. Those were selected on the basis of their age - over 30 year olds were the real norm iro selection, Fact is the latest T20i squad to play in Pakistan contained some new players and much was written about it being a young squad – but with the average age of players being 30,4 years of age.
Smith and Boucher were brought on board and so far they have not done anything to ensure revival of the team - the team itself seems to be deteriorate even further and their batting was very poor indeed,
As to the second test against Pakistan starting today – watch out or another di saster in the making,