AB de Villiers’ Bold Stance on Racial Quotas Sparks Debate Before T20 World Cup

Former South African skipper Ab Devilliers criticized the talks around South Africa’s racial quota ahead of the upcoming T-20 World Cup. Devilliers was not at all pleased with such a topic getting attention ahead of the big tournament. Ab Devilliers further added that the talk around this is not new. Cricket South Africa was earlier slammed for picking only one black African in their T-20 squad for the upcoming World Cup. 
 
The South African World Cup squad has six members, including their premium pace bowler, Kagiso Rabada. CSA policy says that six players of the color should be in South Africa’s playing 11 with a couple of players from the Black community.

Ab Devilliers slammed CSA for the whole scenario and feels happy that he is now just a spectator and has nothing to do regarding the same.

In his interaction with Jio Cenima Ab Devilliers, he said, “It’s a shame going into a tournament to have the focus on that. I mean, it’s nothing new; it’s just a shame. Luckily, this time around, I’ve had nothing to do with anything over there. I’m just a spectator.”

Ab Devilliers further added, “There are controversial moments back home as per usual with the South African squad just before a World Cup.” 

The other players in the squad, which included Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabriz Shamsi, have been picked for the World Cup, but all these players have been included in the traveling reserve.

At present, there is no selection committee in CSA, as their team for the test is being picked by Shukri Conard, while Rob Walter picks the team for the shorter formats.

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