Cape The town – Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher says South African cricket is in a dire state and that the Mzansi Tremendous League (MSL) is not going to resolve Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) issues.
CSA has been within the highlight following the Proteas’ seventh-place end on the fresh Cricket International Cup and their 3-Zero Check sequence defeat to India.
Final week, CSA suspended 3 senior officers alleging that they had not noted their tasks in a cost dispute between the South African Cricketers Affiliation (SACA) and CSA in terms of final 12 months’s MSL.
The focal point has grew to become to the native scene with the MSL getting beneath means on Friday with a repeat of final 12 months’s ultimate because the Jozi Stars take at the Cape The town Blitz in Gauteng.
Tshwane Spartans trainer Boucher says he would not need other folks to assume the T20 event is “sugarcoating” any issues.
“There may well be reasonably a couple of other folks having a look at this and announcing we are sugarcoating the real scenario we’re in with South African cricket this present day,” mentioned Boucher, as quoted by means of SACricket Magazine.
“Now we have were given ourselves into a gorgeous dangerous state. With a bit of luck there are some artful heads there to take a look at and switch issues round.”
Boucher firmly believes that the event will do neatly this 12 months, however cautions we mustn’t depend at the event to mend SA cricket’s problems.
“The event will likely be neatly supported because it was once final 12 months, however now we have were given to be very cautious with hanging an excessive amount of emphasis in this event. There are larger issues that wish to be looked after out,” he mentioned.
“It is unhappy to learn, watch and concentrate about our cricket. There is numerous negativity.”
The Tshwane Spartans kick-start their marketing campaign towards the Durban Warmth at Kingsmead on Saturday (12:30).
– Compiled by means of Lynn Butler