Proteas cricket fraternity says dream of 'black batsman' in team 'not far off'

Sydney, Oct 30 : Highveld Lions coach Geoff Toyana has said that the idea of quotas for black players in South African domestic cricket is not a bad thing but in fact, it is spot on.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Toyana pointed out that more players would be exposed and in the next two to three years, the world will see a black batsman playing for South Africa or guys like Mangaliso Mosehle might come in as a wicketkeeper.

He added that it could not be explained that a population of 80 percent black African people cannot produce one Test player, as it does not make sense.

However, he opposes cash incentives and would prefer that money be used to develop sports in townships, the report said.

Cricket officials speak of a 'huge dropout' of black African players between under-19 and franchise levels, the report added.

Only five black Africans have played for South Africa's national cricket side since 1991 when the country was accepted into international competitions, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 30-10-2013)

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