All choked up
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟯 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Another year, another debacle for South African cricket. After a promising win against India, defeat to Pakistan and then – of all countries - The Netherlands sent the Protea’s crashing out of the T20 World Cup in Adelaide. It’s the latest in a series of painful exits from the 50 and 20 over global showdown since re-admission in 1992. Always full of promise, the Proteas have consistently failed to deliver – the much-maligned "chokers" tag weighing ever more heavily. Years of maladministration, with hundreds of millions of rands in losses, have left the game in an existential crisis at a time when the very nature of world cricket is changing, and cricket boards are all turning to domestic T20 leagues for financial salvation. How does South African cricket pick itself up and move forward in a time of upheaval for the world game?
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