ICC may ban South Africa's team before T20 World Cup 2021, captain worried

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-20 16:28:20 IST

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The captain of the South African team is currently worried that the ICC should suspend the South African team just before the 2020 World Cup. The tug of war between the board and the government continues.

The captains of the South African women's and men's teams have signed a joint statement expressing serious concern over the possible suspension of South Africa by the ICC due to the current governance crisis in Cricket South Africa (CSA). The players said that South Africa cannot take part in the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in India in October-November if the current deadlock is not resolved soon.

South Africa's Test captain Diane Elgar, limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma and women's team captain Dan van Nirkek are fearing suspension due to an administrative crisis in Cricket South Africa (CSA). The captains of the South Africa team fear that the International Cricket Council (ICC) may not suspend the team ahead of this year's men's T20 World Cup due to the government's interference in the sports administration.

The joint statement said, "The administrators' crisis has been going on for the last 18 months and now it is at this point where the Sports Ministry has expressed willingness to officially intervene. We respect this That the minister exercised considerable restraint to end this crisis. There could be serious consequences for the government intervening in sports, the full extent of which we do not yet know. Maybe the ICC may suspend the CSA . "

Concern has also been expressed in this joint statement about the development of women's cricket. The statement said, "The women's team has achieved a lot of success in the last 14 months and it needs to be taken forward now. The men's team has to participate in the T20 World Cup in November that preparations have started, but The position of the current cricket administrator weakens our work in this regard, even due to which we may be suspended from this event. "

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