The transformation of cricket is on track

18 February 2016 - 02:26 By Alviro Petersen

After the Newlands Test, in which Temba Bavuma became the first black African to score a Test century for South Africa, Hashim Amla remarked that he knew exactly how Bavuma must have felt.Amla said that when he first came into the Proteas side, it was as if he had to prove himself twofold.The talk within some parts of South African cricket is that if you are a black player, you are selected for a team because of your skin tone.

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